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Edison Chouest Vessel Departs on High-Tech Imaging Expedition to Titanic Wreck Site

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Edison Chouest Vessel Departs on High-Tech Imaging Expedition to Titanic Wreck Site

Mike Schuler
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July 8, 2024

C-Innovation’s multi-purpose offshore vessel Dino Chouest has departed from Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and is enroute to Providence, Rhode Island, to support an upcoming expedition to the RMS Titanic wreck site.

RMS Titanic, Inc., the salvor-in-possession of the iconic ship, announced the dates for its 2024 Imaging and Research Expedition in April, along with plans to utilize high-resolution imaging technology to capture the most advanced and accurate images of the wreck site and debris field to date.

The 2024 Imaging and Research Expedition is scheduled to depart from Providence this month, with the company predicting that July will offer the most favorable weather conditions for the research. The expedition will feature the Dino Chouest, provided by expedition partner C-Innovation, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). The vessel is equipped with two of the company’s remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), which will be used to capture the first-ever end-to-end mapping image of the wreck site and debris field.

“The 2024 expedition will not only provide the most advanced and detailed look at the current state of the wreck site and debris field but will also allow us to assess which artifacts may be at risk of being lost forever,” said RMST Inc. President Jessica Sanders. “By utilizing the latest imaging and deep-sea technologies, we will get an accurate assessment of some of the most cherished artifacts, including the Marconi Radio, identify new artifacts, and we hope to shine a light on new discoveries that have never been seen before.”

The TITANIC Expedition 2024 aims to survey the wreck site using advanced technology to help understand its historical significance, identify and protect at-risk artifacts, conserve the area, promote scientific study, engage the global community, and inspire future explorers. The ROVs are fitted with a custom-built structured array of high-resolution cameras and custom lighting to provide 65K resolution imagery, offering unprecedented insights into the state of the wreck site and the risk of loss for artifacts that can be saved before they deteriorate forever.

“Titanic is one of the most studied shipwrecks to date, and Marine Imaging Technologies is excited to bring the highest resolution camera systems ever deployed at the site in an effort to bring new insights about the ship to the community,” said Marine Imaging Technologies Founder and Senior Director of Photography Evan Kovacs.

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