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the wreck for inspection, despite a visibility of only 2–3m. Footage from the VideoRay Pro 4 ROV dives into the cargo hold provided researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California with visual documentation of blast damage from the impact site. The Livermore researchers then conducted tests to analyse four of the most popular sinking theories. A series of controlled explosions and tests tried to recreate the blast damage as seen during the Granuaile expedition. They studied each explosion’s effects to check consistency with the observed blast damage and survivors’ descriptions of

the second explosion. Despite any controversy over the validity of any test results, the significance of the Granuaile expedition’s discoveries is undeniable. The VideoRay Pro 4, Nuytco equipment, and divers captured invaluable visual documentation and recovered multiple artifacts from one of the most catastrophic maritime disasters in history. For some, RMS Lusitania may forever harbour the mystery of her demise. But thanks to National Geographic and the tireless crew aboard ILV Granuaile, the world now knows some of her darkest secrets. Dark Secrets of the Lusitania aired in the U.K. and Ireland on 15 July

2012 on the Sky network. The documentary’s U.S. premiere is scheduled for Sunday 26 August 2012 at 8:00 pm on the National Geographic Channel – check channel. nationalgeographic.com for replay times. Dark Secrets of the Lusitania is the latest addition to VideoRay’s long list of film credits. Several documentaries and television shows have featured VideoRay ROVs, including popular CBS crime drama CSI: Las Vegas, the History Channel’s Monsterquest, Animal Planet’s River Monsters, the BBC series Primeval, numerous Discovery Channel and NOVA productions, and four seasons of Expedition Great White and Shark Men on the National Geographic

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UT3 August 2012  

The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT

UT3 August 2012  

The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT