Sinking of Titanic remembered on 100th anniversary

Listen /

Titanic wreckage

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic which struck an iceberg on 14 April and sank in the north Atlantic as it travelled from England to New York City.

This year also marks the start of the protection of the wreckage of the ship under the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) traces its roots back to the Titanic disaster, says Jack Westwood-Booth, the agency's Senior Deputy Director of the Division for marine technology and cargoes.

Mr. Westwood-Booth spoke with Donn Bobb on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

Duration: 2'28"

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930