Green lights from the laser scaling system can be seen as one views the portside anchor. “This system allows us to accurately determine the size of objects we are looking at on camera and through the main viewport of the Titan submersible. The distance between the two green lights is 10 centimeters,” PH Nargeolet, veteran Nautile submersible pilot and Titanic diver said.
According to Golden, one of the “most amazing clips” shows one of the single-ended boilers that fell to the ocean’s floor when the Titanic broke into two. “Notably, it was one of the single-ended boilers that were first spotted when the wreck of the Titanic was identified back in 1985,” he pointed out.
But, not everyone’s impressed
Paul F. Johnston, curator of maritime history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, told the New York Times that the OceanGate trips were “people paying a lot to be ballast”.
“I don’t object to this kind of commercial exploitation because they’re not touching or damaging the wreck. And it brings attention to the underwater world and shipwrecks in general, but in my opinion, there’s not that much to be learned from Titanic that we don’t already know,” he said.
Don Lynch, the official historian for the Titanic Historical Society, told the New York Times that though he did not prefer the Titanic artifacts to be brought up, he was impressed with the quality of the new OceanGate footage.
“The more they photograph, then probably there will be things we discover that we didn’t see before or something like that. But I can’t say there was anything that was a real discovery now. It’s just amazing to see with such clarity,” he said.