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USA, UK join hands to preserve underwater wreckage of RMS Titanic

Updated : January 22, 2020 10:52 PM IST

The underwater wreckage of RMS Titanic will now be protected by a treaty. The US and UK have passed legislation that permits them to allow or deny access to enter the hulls of the wreck or remove artefacts outside it.

The aim is to preserve the wreck and respect the resting place of over 1,500 lives. The UK signed the treaty to protect Titanic in 2003, but the US did not ratify it until late 2019.

Discovered in 1985, Titanic’s wreck lies 2.5 miles below the ocean surface. Titanic was the largest passenger ship afloat in 1912. It hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank in April 1922.
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