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Iconic Andrea Doria Wreck Badly Deteriorated
By Joseph Tepper, June 15, 2016 @ 04:46 PM (EST)
Source: Fox News

The infamous wreck of the Andrea Doria—which claimed the lives of 16 divers—is more badly damaged than previously thought, according to the results from a recent expedition.

Members of a team from OceanGate returned this week from a two-day exploration of the wreck on a submersible vessel. They captured more than a dozen sonar images of the ship, which rests in 240-plus feet of water after colliding with another ship and sinking in 1956.

While the images are still being processed, early analysis suggests that a large section of the bow has broken off since the last survey two years prior.  

“It looks so dramatically different,” Stockton Rush, OceanGate's CEO, told reporters from FoxNews. “When you look at the shape of the hull, it appears a lot has come off.”

It is unclear what caused the break-off of the bow, largely because previous sonar images were taken at the surface, lacking the detail provided by underwater exploration. OceanGate’s expedition had been slated for a week, but was cut short by weather, waves, and fog.

Read more about the results of the expedition in this article on FoxNews.com.




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