Endurance: Shackleton’s lost ship is found in the Antarctic 英國探險家沙克爾頓南極沉船時隔百年被發現



Endurance: Shackleton’s lost ship is found in the Antarctic 英國探險家沙克爾頓南極沉船時隔百年被發現


有關 「shipwrecks(船骸)」 的詞彙


How far below the sea ice is the wreck of Endurance?


Emerging from the Antarctic deep – the world’s most famous undiscovered shipwreck – now found.


It’s the first time anyone has seen it in more than 100 years.


Endurance – perfectly preserved – frozen in time, 3,000 metres beneath the ice.

堅忍號(又稱 「持久號」)保存完好,猶如凝固在時光中,冰下3000米深之處。

Mensun Bound, Director of Exploration, Endurance22
I knew that this was probably either the first or second most strongly-built ice ship ever, and I was just in awe of her construction. And I thought if there was any wood-built ship that could survive the impact with the seabed, it would be the Endurance. And she did – she held together beautifully. But I’ve never ever seen a wreck anything like as beautiful and as inspiring as this one.

門松‧班德       「堅忍號22」 探險隊總監

The condition of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship is astonishing. The ship’s wheel is almost pristine. The portholes look polished. And these white circles are dinner plates abandoned by the crew.


This was the polar icebreaker that brought the team to the wreck. The conditions were challenging. The Agulhas II had to carve its way through the thick ice in the Weddell Sea. Underwater robots were deployed and spent weeks searching the deep until the Endurance was at last found.


And this was the ship just before it sank. Captured on camera in footage that’s been restored and released by the BFI [British Film Institute]. The Endurance was in trouble from the start – becoming stuck in thick sea ice just weeks after setting off from South Georgia. It drifted for months before an order was eventually given for the crew to abandon the ship.


The ship won’t be raised and nothing will be removed. Left exactly as it was found, resting in the darkness of this most remote corner of the world.



preserved 保存

construction 構造,結構

pristine 完好的

portholes 舷窗

raised 被撈起


It lies 3,000 metres beneath the ice.