- wreckage /REK-ij/
- mile /mahyl/
- pole /pohl/
- accomplish /uh-KOM-plish/
- heritage /HER-i-tij /
[noun] – a badly damaged object or the separated parts of a badly damaged object
Two sharks were trapped in the wreckage from a ship.
[noun] – a unit of distance equal to 1,760 yards or 1.6 kilometers
The speed limit is 30 miles an/per hour.
[noun] – either of the two points at the most northern and most southern ends of the earth or another planet, around which the planet turns
The north pole is warmer than the south.
[verb] – to finish something successfully or to achieve something
The students accomplished the task in less than ten minutes.
[adjective] – features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, that were created in the past and still have historical importance
The area has been designated a world heritage site.
Caladan Oceanic, a private company headquartered in the United States that specializes in ocean expeditions, is credited with discovering the shipwreck on March 31. Its exploration vessel, the DSV Limiting Factor, was able to survey the wreck, which was discovered to be more than 100 feet deeper than previously thought and lying more than four miles beneath the Pacific’s surface. Let’s dive in and discover more about it. Victor Vescovo, a former US Navy commander with a long-standing passion for exploring some of the world’s most remote locations, founded Caladan Oceanic. He holds the record for being the first person to travel to the top of all of the world’s continents, both poles and the bottom of all of the world’s oceans. With the survey of the USS Johnston, Vescovo accomplished yet another goal: completing the world’s deepest shipwreck dive. For the entire operation, which took place in two eight-hour segments over two days, he was at the controls of the Limiting Factor.
The USS Johnston sank on October 25, 1944, during the Battle of Samar. According to the US Naval History and Heritage Command, it was one of four naval battles that made up the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the largest naval battles in history. Former Navy captain and Hawaii Pacific University instructor Carl Schuster expresses his pride of being a US Navy officer, being able to “bring clarity and closure to the Johnston, its crew, and the families of those who fell there.”
- What do you think are the benefits of filming the world’s deepest recorded shipwreck?
- What do you think were the reactions of the US-based crew when they saw the USS Johnston?
- What can you say about the US-based crew who surveyed the USS Johnston?
- What artifacts do you know about? Please tell me about it.
- Would you also be interested to dive into the ocean to explore what is beneath it? Why or why not?