Giant coal fire
According to a new documentary based on the sinking of the historic ship, the Titanic disaster may have actually been caused by a giant coal fire in its hull that may have started as long as three weeks before it set off on its fateful journey to New York from England.
30 years research
In the documentary, Senan Molony, an Irish journalist who has spent more than 30 years researching the Titanic, contends that a fire in a three-story-high bunker next to one of the ship’s boiler rooms, damaged its hull, sealing the ship’s fate long before it slammed into the iceberg.
In the documentary, “Titanic: The New Evidence,” Moloney says, “It’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence. The fire was known about, but it was played down. She should never have been put to sea”.