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Pandemic has imperiled plans to retrieve Titanic's radio

RMS Titanic Inc. said in a Monday court filing that its revenues plummeted after coronavirus restrictions closed its exhibits of Titanic artifacts.

NORFOLK, Va. — Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is threatening a company’s plans to retrieve and exhibit the radio that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic. 

RMS Titanic Inc. said in a Monday court filing that its revenues plummeted after coronavirus restrictions closed its exhibits of Titanic artifacts. 

The firm has since missed a deadline with an admiralty court in Virginia to submit a funding plan for the expedition. 

The company has also left open the possibility that it may no longer seek court approval for the undertaking if a plan isn’t submitted soon. 

Meanwhile, the United States government says the expedition is barred under federal law.