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Old 29-01-2019, 12:34 PM   #20
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What about the claim that spotlights from the submersibles would be useless at seeing and photographic anything at that depth (12,500 ft) due to absolute darkness of the water. Anyone know if lights at that depth can see more than a few feet, enough to film the wreck?.
Professional salvage operations usually have deck arrays of spotlights to deal with that problem, Since TG's video shows that a single spotlight works, then a lot more would be visible with arrays of lamps, although such technology would have been impossible at the time of sinking/scuttling. Ideal spot, though, for disposing of the evidence. Apparently, the ship was ordered to stop and wait for some time, before proceeding to the incident.

From the Southampton Dock photos, there appears to be few (if any) passengers on board when leaving.

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