Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s HMS Endurance has been discovered, presumably undamaged and in fair shape, south of the Falkland Islands, more than a century after it sank off the coast of Antarctica. The Multimedia platform co-founded by historian Dan Snow Falklands History Hit and Maritime Heritage Trust collaborated on the finding. “This is by far the finest wooden shipwreck I have ever seen. It is upright, well proud of the seabed, intact, and in a brilliant state of preservation,” the mission’s exploration director Mensun Bound said in a statement. A mixed crew of scientists, historians, and filmmakers were on board to shoot a video for a future documentary about the search for Endurance. Explorers employed Sabertooth hybrid underwater search vehicles produced by Saab to locate the shipwreck once they were near to where they thought it was.

The Endurance set sail from the UK for Antarctica in 1914 and arrived at Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound the following year. The ship, however, became caught in thick, unbreakable ice in the Weddell Sea due to the harsh weather and sank 3,008 meters deep in the said ocean. The 28 men on board, including Shackleton, abandoned the ship and built primitive camp facilities on ice floes moving northward. Despite the expedition’s failure, the team’s survival and subsequent rescue months later, with no deaths, was seen as a success of their fortitude and Shackleton’s outstanding leadership qualities.