Endurance shipwreck - The stern of the Endurance with the name and emblematic polestar - Endurance22

Statement regarding the future of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance

The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust notes recent press reports over the future of the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship which was located on the bed of the Weddell Sea in March 2022.

The wreck is protected as a Historic Site and Monument under The Antarctic Treaty.  The Endurance22 Expedition was non-intrusive, meaning the expedition successfully located, surveyed and filmed Endurance, but did not touch the ship itself.  Furthermore, there are no plans, and never have been plans, either by the Trust or the Expedition team, to touch the wreck or to recover any of her artefacts. 

Media contacts:

Celicourt Communications

Mark Antelme 

  / +44 20 8434 2643 

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