When it was time to film the sunken liner rise to the surface once again, the production team decided to use the facilities in Malta. Here are some facts about this facility.
- With the help of the Maltese government, land was purchased adjacent from the smaller tank and financed the building of a deep water tank. The measurements are 39 feet deep from the top to the bottom and about 35 feet where the “ocean floor” rests. With a 90-foot turntable that represents the ocean floor on which the Titanic is set upon. With all of that into account it measured exactly 300x250x35 feet. It takes 10 hours to fill the 9 million gallon tank. The actual Titanic, in 1912, cost only $7 million. (Updated 5-29-2002)
- Raise The Titanic Deep Water Tank
Fort St, Rocco, Rinella, Malta, 1980Water Capacity – 9,750,000 imperial gallons
Surface Area – 58,400 square feet
Depth – From false seabed to horizon line – 39 feet
Filling Time – 10 hours & 30 minutes
Draining Time – 4 hours & 30 minutes
Pumping – 4 X 250 hp diesel engine, driving a 16 inch bore centrifugal pump
Filtering – Each pipeline (pump to tank) has a 4 element filter box installed (Added 8-29-2002) Thanks goes to John Smith.
- Mediterranean Film Studios-This site is the exclusive studio that filmed the underwater and surface model scenes for the film. (Added 1-19-2003)