Titanic: plan scrapped to retrieve radio that sent distress calls as ship sank

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Pandemic and ongoing legal battles led to cancelled expedition for Marconi wireless telegraph machine that helped save 700 people

The coronavirus pandemic has sunk plans to plans to retrieve and exhibit the Titanic’s radio equipment, according to a court filing made by the firm that own’s the historic wreck’s salvage rights.

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RMS Titanic Inc cited the “increasing difficulty associated with international travel and logistics, and the associated health risks to the expedition team”. It also it had to lay off high-profile experts in the Titanic field: Dave Gallo, PH Nargeolet, Bill Sauder and William Lange.

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