Over the course of history, the collision of Titanic with a giant iceberg has been believed to be the sole reason for its tragic sinking. However according to journalist Senan Molony, who has been researching the disaster for 30 years, a fire in the liner’s boiler room has proved to be the catalyst behind sinking of the colossus ship.
The largest ship afloat sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. More than 1,500 people died when the ship, which was carrying 2,224 passengers and crew, sank under the command of Captain Edward Smith.
In a new documentary Titanic: The New Evidence, there are pictures which prove that a fire had been raging in coalbunker since the ship left the shipyard in Belfastin.
The fire was exactly in the same area where the iceberg later hit. In a probe conducted by Wreck Commissioner Lord Mersey on the 2 May 1912, firemen onboard the ship confirmed there was still a fire in the boiler room when it set sail at Southampton.