Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains
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Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the company that owns the salvage rights. But the company's plan to retrieve the ship's iconic radio equipment has sparked a debate: Could the world's most famous shipwreck still hold remains of passengers and crew who died a century ago?
Lawyers for the U.S. government have raised that question in an ongoing court battle to block the planned expedition. They cite archaeologists who say remains could still be there. And they say the company fails to consider the prospect in its dive plan, reports AP.
"Fifteen hundred people died in that wreck," said Paul Johnston, curator of maritime history at the Smithsonian...
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