The Ship of Dreams Launches A Legal Nightmare

he treasure trove from the most famous sunken ship in the world is in the hands of a federal judge. Maritime Jurist Rebecca Beach Smith is expected to rule, within weeks, whether the largest collection of artifacts from the U.S.S. Titanic should remain accessible to the public. Ongoing legal disputes about the rightful owners began when the ship was exhumed in 1985 by an international team of oceanographers.