August 31, 1996 in Nation/World

Titanic Sinks Again; Effort Abandoned

Compiled From Wire Services
 

The Titanic sank again Friday.

A commercial expedition to raise part of the luxury liner ended in failure in the middle of the night when the nylon lines being used to lift a 21-ton section of the hull snapped and the chunk of steel dropped 2-1/2 miles back to the bottom of the cold North Atlantic.

With food running low, the seas getting rough and the expedition members exhausted, the $5 million salvage operation was abandoned until at least next summer.

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