what’s left of endurance boat‘, by the Anglo-Irish explorer Sir Ernest ShackletonAnd the Found in Antarctica, after more than a century of his brilliance in one of the most famous shipwrecks in the world. This was reported Wednesday by those responsible for the campaign, and they confirmed that this discovery is “Milestone in Arctic History”.
The ship was discovered in Depth of 3008 meters in the Weddell Sea And about four miles south of where it sank.
“We were overwhelmed by our good fortune in locating and taking the Endurance photos,” Mission Director Minson Bond said in the press release.
An intact ship in great condition of preservation
“This is by far the best wooden shipwreck I have ever seen. It stands tall and proud at the bottom of the sea, In good condition and in excellent conditionBond noted and commented, “This is a milestone in Arctic history.”
The search journeyorganized by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, It included about 100 people He set sail from South Africa on February 5, hoping to find these remains.
The team worked from the Polar Research and Logistics Ship in South Africa, Using underwater mixed search vehicles Of the latest technology to explore the area, which Ernest Shackleton himself described as “the worst part of the worst sea in the world”.
How was the stamina wreck
More than a century ago, Shackleton wanted to cross Antarcticaon a 2,900-kilometre journey across the frozen continent, from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea, passing through Antarctica, but in January 1915 The ship was trapped in the Weddell Sea ice cap.
Shackleton had sailed an endurance race from the Thames on August 1, 1914. A few years earlier, in 1911, Roald Amundsen had achieved the feat of reaching the South Pole.
The Stamina remained blocked for several months, and eventually was punctured by ice and sank. After the shipwreck, only 160 kilometers from Antarctica, Shackleton directed the 28 men on board to Elephant Island., where the vast majority of them survived for months feeding on seals and penguins. “It has been crushed beyond all hope of being straightened,” Shackleton wrote as he left the ship with his crew on October 27.
The Heroic Journey of Ernest Shackleton
Shackleton knew that no one would come looking for them, so he decided to leave 22 of his men waiting on Elephant Island and leave. With the rest of the sailors in a lifeboat bound for San Pedro Island On an epic mission to get help.
Seventeen days and 1,300 kilometers later, they reached a whaling center and four months later returned to the island in search of the 22 crew members left behind. I managed to save everyone aliveWhich is why his journey is remembered to this day as heroic journey.
“We hope our discovery will attract and inspire the pioneering spirit, courage and fortitude of those who set sail in the endurance race to Antarctica,” Bond added.
The The shipwreck is protected as a historic site and monument by the Antarctic Treatyensuring that while the vessel is inspected and photographed, It will not be touched or disturbed in any way.