Titanic 100th anniversary

A series of events are being held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster of April 1912. Relatives of the victims are attending a memorial service commemorating the ship setting sail from Southampton 100 years ago.

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Prayers said for victims of Titanic disaster

A memorial service, marking the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic disaster, has taken place aboard the MS Balmoral at the wreck site in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Cruise ship passengers - including descendants of those who perished - and crew said prayers at the spot where the Titanic sank with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.

A crew member throws a wreath overboard during a memorial service, marking the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic disaster.
A crew member throws a wreath overboard during a memorial service, marking the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Credit: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
Prayers were said at the spot where Titanic sunk 100 years ago.
Prayers were said at the spot where Titanic sunk 100 years ago. Credit: AP
Passengers participate in a memorial service aboard the MS Balmoral.
Passengers participate in a memorial service aboard the MS Balmoral. Credit: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

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Titanic memorial ships reenact distress calls at the site of disaster

The two Titanic memorial cruise ships - the Azamara from New York City and MS Balmoral from Southampton - have met at the at the site where the Titanic sank 100 years ago today.

A memorial service for the victims was held on board at 2.20am local time. Wireless officer Joseph Allen sent a morse code distress signal as part of the reenactment of the disaster and passengers threw wreaths into the sea.

Titanic to mark ceremony

In two hours time, a memorial service will take place on the North Atlantic, at the precise moment a century ago the Titanic sank.

A cruise ship has sailed to a point directly above the wreck.

Our correspondent Robert Moore is on board with those commemorating the disaster, one hundred years ago.

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Star-studded concert honours bravery of Titanic victims

Pixie Lott performs for the open-air gig in Belfast Credit: MTV / PA wire

Thousands of music lovers packed the docks where the Titanic was built for a star-studded pop concert ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.

Chart toppers Olly Murs and Pixie Lott entertained an estimated 16,000 who braved the cold in Belfast for the spectacular open-air gig.

Sean Paul performs at open-air gig in Belfast Credit: MTV/PA Wire

Staged in front of the new multi-million-pound visitor attraction dedicated to the doomed liner, the MTV Titanic Sounds festival also saw performances from artists Sean Paul, Rizzle Kicks and Katy B.

The Titanic Sounds gig is among a series of high profile events being staged in the city to mark the enduring legacy of the ship.

'Ireland's Titanic Village' remembers its 97 casualties

On a beautiful lakeside in Ireland's west coast of county Mayo lies the ancient parish of Addergoole and the tiny village Lahardane - which is called 'Ireland's Titanic

Village'.

One hundred years ago 14 of its residents set sail on the doomed luxury liner - only 3 survived.

In honour of their memory, residents of Lahardane and the descendants of the three survivors have gathered to commemorate their bravery.

Thousands gather in Belfast to mark 2am Titanic anniversary

Thousands of music lovers have packed the docks where the Titanic was built for a star-studded pop concert ahead of the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.

Chart toppers Olly Murs and Pixie Lott entertained an estimated 16,000 who braved the cold in Belfast for the spectacular open-air gig.

The new Titanic Visitor centre in Belfast, on the eve of the 100 anniversary of the disaster

Staged in front of the new multi-million-pound visitor attraction dedicated to the doomed liner, the MTV Titanic Sounds festival also saw performances from artists Sean Paul, Rizzle Kicks and Katy B.

A man reads information about the Titanic, at the new Titanic Visitor centre in Belfast
A man reads information about the Titanic, at the new Titanic Visitor centre in Belfast Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Titanic to be protected by UNESCO

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore is on-board a ship heading to the site of Titanic wreck.

Experts are voicing growing fears tonight that Global interest in the Titanic Anniversary may lead to its actual wreckage on the seabed being damaged.

A hundred years on from the sinking, UNESCO has announced that the wreckage is coming under its protection from tomorrow - to guard against possible commercial exploitation.

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