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

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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

學習要點

有關 「shipwrecks(船骸)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

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

文字稿

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

從南極深海隱隱顯現。在世界上未曾露面的沉船中,數它最有名,如今這艘船終於被人發現。

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

這是100多年來第一次有人親眼看到它。

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
「我知道它是史上最堅固的冰船中數一數二的,我只是驚嘆於它的構造。我想,要是有哪艘木製船在撞擊海底後能倖存下來,那非堅忍號莫屬。它果然保存完好,船身基本完整。但我從沒見過如此美麗、振奮人心的殘骸。」

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.

這艘歐內斯特‧沙克爾頓爵士的船的狀態令人歎為觀止。船舵幾乎完好無損舷窗鋥亮。這些白色的圓形物體則是當時船員丟棄的餐盤。

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.

正是這艘極地破冰船把探險隊帶到了沉船地點附近。這裡的環境很有挑戰性。阿古拉斯二號得在威德爾海的厚冰中開出一條海路。人們出動水下機器人,在深海中搜索了數週,最終找到了堅忍號。

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.

這就是船沉沒前的樣子。這段影像被攝像機拍下,由英國電影協會修復並發布。堅忍號一開始就遇到了麻煩,從南喬治亞出發數週後,就被厚厚的海冰卡住了。它漂浮了幾個月,最終船員只得聽命棄船。

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.

這艘船不會被撈起,也不會有任何東西被移走。探險隊離開時,它維持著被發現時的原狀,安眠於世界上最偏遠角落、漆黑一片的海底。

詞彙

preserved 保存

construction 構造,結構

pristine 完好的

portholes 舷窗

raised 被撈起

問題答案

It lies 3,000 metres beneath the ice.