A longtime researcher of the RMS Titanic, the British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg 105 years ago, has uncovered evidence that cast doubt on the official story behind the ship’s tragic demise.
Speaking with the U.K. Independent, researcher and journalist Senan Molony claimed that a fire had previously broken out in the ship’s three-story-high fuel store and subsequently weakened the hull so much that upon striking the iceberg, it completely collapsed.
“The official Titanic inquiry branded (the sinking) as an act of God, (but) this isn’t a simple story of colliding with an iceberg and sinking,” he alleged. “It’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence.”
In defending this theory, Maloney pointed to 30-foot-long black marks he located along the front-hand side of the hull, just behind the spot where the ship’s lining struck the iceberg.
“We are looking at the exact area where the iceberg stuck, and we appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast,” he said, adding that experts had confirmed that the marks were likely caused by an internal fire.
“Nobody has investigated these marks before,” he continued. “It totally changes the narrative. We have metallurgy experts telling us that when you get that level of temperature against steel it makes it brittle, and reduces its strength by up to 75 percent.”
If true, the ship should have never even been allowed to sea. Yet it was, and the Titanic’s crew was reportedly ordered to hide the fire from any of the ship’s 2,500 passengers. As a result, according to this theory, between 1,500 and 1,600 people died when the vessel sank on April 15, 1912.
These findings were reportedly shared New Year’s Day on a Channel 4 documentary entitled, “Titanic: The New Evidence.” You can watch a new trailer for that documentary here:
None of this information is considered “official” as of yet, but if confirmed, it could forever change our understanding of why the Titanic sank and who was to blame for it.
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