Explorers to explain mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck

June 13, 2016

Undersea explorers who spent several days studying the wreck of the Andrea Doria off Nantucket are planning to share their findings.

The crew from Washington-state based OceanGate has scheduled a news conference in Boston for Monday morning.

Using a five-man submersible, the crew spent last week exploring the Italian ocean liner that went down in 1956 after it collided with another ship. Fifty-one people died in total, 46 of them on the Andrea Doria.

The ship has been resting on the about 240 feet down and about 50 miles south of Nantucket ever since.

Sixteen divers have died exploring the over the years.

Explore further: Explorers plan June mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck

Related Stories

Explorers plan June mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck

May 18, 2016

Nearly six decades after 46 people died when the Andrea Doria sank to the sea floor following a violent collision with another ocean liner south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, explorers are preparing to do what 16 people have ...

Cruise ship crew member dies of meningitis in Italy

October 17, 2012

An Indonesian cruise ship crew member died of meningitis on Tuesday, nine days after being hospitalised with three colleagues in the western Italian port city of Livorno, health sources said.

El Faro one of many disasters that challenged investigators

November 3, 2015

The discovery of the missing freighter El Faro in more than 15,000-feet of water presents a challenge for U.S. Navy crews seeking to retrieve the ship's voyage data recorder, or "black box," and other evidence that could ...

Scientists exploring wreck of sunken U-boat off Rhode Island

September 4, 2015

Scientists are using submersibles to explore a German U-boat sunk 7 miles off the Rhode Island coast the day before Nazi Germany surrendered in World War II, and they're streaming the attempts online as they work to learn ...

Recommended for you

How gender inequality is reproduced on social media

January 24, 2019

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics analyzed 62 million public posts on the most popular Russian social networking site VK and found that both men and women mention sons more often than daughters. They also found ...

Frog choruses inspire wireless sensor networks

January 21, 2019

If you've ever camped by a pond, you know frogs make a racket at night; but what you might not know is how functional and regulated their choruses really are. Frogs communicate with sound, and amid their ruckus is an internally ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.