NEW YORK CITY - A team of five American oceanic scientists have just reported that one of the four Titanic smokestacks is missing.
The ship, which hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, 1912, is resting at a depth of 12,600 feet on the Atlantic Ocean floor.
The group of oceanic scientists descended down to the Titanic in a state-of-the-art 5-man submarine, the Jellyfish which is capable of descending to depths as deep as 4 miles.
The leader of the group, Kingston "Saltwater" Saltinbocker told reporters that on a recent trip down to the Titanic they noticed only three of the ship's four smokestacks.
According to official White Star Line records, the Titanic had four smokestacks, but only three were real, the fourth was mainly for show.
The world wide Maritime Detective Agency, which is based in Barcelona, Spain has issued a statement that the smokestack culprits when apprehended will be sentenced to 45 years in prison for tampering with International oceanic artifacts.
The group of oceanic scientists also reported that they noticed that about 14 very expensive Titanic galley dinner plates were also missing.
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