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Hurricane Danielle halts high-tech mapping of 'Titanic'

This August 29, 2010 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image shows Hurricane Danielle(Top-R) and Hurricane Earl(Bottom-R) churning in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Earl churned toward the south-eastern Caribbean Sunday after reaching Category One status, as Hurricane Danielle headed for the cold waters of the north Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said. At 1230 GMT Hurricane Earl was packing winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, the Miami-based NHC said. The eye of Earl was located about 365 miles (585 kilometers) east of the Northern Leeward Islands heading west at 18 miles (30 km) per hour. A tropical storm watch was already in effect for several eastern Caribbean islands including Saint Martin, Antigua, Barbuda and Montserrat. Photo courtesy AFP.
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Montreal (AFP) Aug 29, 2010
A high-tech expedition has been forced to suspend its efforts to create a detailed map of the wreckage of the Titanic because of the approach of Hurricane Danielle.

"It's official. Hurricane Danielle will force us to temporarily halt operations at the wreck site as of early Sunday morning," American group RMS Titanic, which holds exploration rights for the wreck, wrote on its Facebook page late Saturday.

"The team is working through the night to complete as many mission objectives as possible. To ensure the safety of all on board, we are heading back to St. John's, Newfoundland for a few days," the expedition leaders wrote, adding that they would return to the venue "once the storm has passed to complete our goals."

Danielle never made landfall but reached Category Four strength Friday. Now a Category One storm, it continues to weaken as it sails towards open waters of the north Atlantic.

The high tech expedition began work earlier this month to explore the ocean floor where the ship sank nearly one hundred years ago, the crew said Thursday.

Sonar onboard an automated submersible vehicle combined with high-resolution video will be used to create three dimensional images of the fabled oceanliner.

The expedition arrived last week aboard the scientific vessel Jean Charcot and started by laying flowers on the water's surface to commemorate the 1,500 victims of the shipwreck.

The team of experts said they will be using some of the most advanced technology available to create a portrait of the ship unlike any that has been created before "virtually raising the Titanic," and posting images from their mission at the website www.expeditiontitanic.com.

The Titanic, a luxury passenger ship once thought to be unsinkable, hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912 and sank in the early morning of April 15, 1912, killing 1,500 people.

After decades of searching, the wreckage of the Titanic was discovered in 1985 some four kilometers (2.5 miles) beneath the surface of the sea.




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