New Evidence Suggests an Iceberg Did Not Sink the Titanic
News| | By Steven Lerner
The demise of the Titanic — the supposedly unsinkable ship — is often attributed to its collision with an iceberg. But a journalist is staking his claim that a coal fire is the real culprit behind the sinking of the famous passenger liner. A recently released documentary entitled Titanic: The New Evidence asserts that a fire inside of a coal bunker that occurred before the voyage doomed the ship from the start. The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, with more than 1,500 casualties reported. Irish journalist Senan Molony spent decades studying photographs of the Titanic, and he believes that there was damage to the hull from a fire. In turn, this may have resulted in the ship’s lining being torn open when it hit the iceberg. “The official Titanic inquiry branded [the sinking] as an act of God,” Molony said, according to The Mirror. “It’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence.” Molony claims that photographs of the ship reveal 30-foot long black marks from an extensive fire. He also said that the ship reversed its berth in Southampton to hide the fire damage — and there might have been a cover-up from officials. The rumors that a fire sank the Titanic stunned many people on social media. The program and its contents is certainly welcome,” British Titanic Society officer Nikki Allen told CNN after the documentary was released. “It will enable us to encourage healthy discussion among our membership so that they can decide for themselves on information placed before them so as to inform their own opinion.” If it turns out that a fire was responsible for the Titanic’s unfortunate fate, then maybe we’ll get a remake of the 1997 Oscar-winning film.