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US Covered Up Submarine Strike On Titanic Wreck, Court Told

29th January 2020
RMS Titanic leaving Belfast for sea trials on 2 April 1912 RMS Titanic leaving Belfast for sea trials on 2 April 1912

A US government agency kept secret an incident at the Titanic wreck site in which it was struck by a submarine, a court has been told.

As the Belfast Telegraph reports, legal papers files in the US allege that officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) withheld knowledge about the incident in mid 2019 in which a two-man Triton submarine came into contact with the hull of the ill-fated ocean liner.

The leader of the scientific expedition, by Isle of Man-based EYOS, says any damage caused — as a result of “unpredictable currents” — would have been minor.

The revelation comes amid a dispute over plans by RMS Titanic Inc, the wreck’s legal salvager, to remove its Marconi wireless system from the bottom of the Atlantic for potential exhibition.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

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