Titan Sub, the Titanic-bound submersible, met a tragic fate on Sunday with a catastrophic implosion that shattered the vessel and claimed the lives of everyone on board. The shocking revelation was made on Thursday, June 22.
The US Coast Guard has confirmed the discovery of a debris field on the ocean floor during the search for the missing Titan submersible.
In a tragic update, the company responsible for the ill-fated voyage has announced the loss of all five individuals, suggesting their bodies may never be recovered from the merciless depths of the ocean.
“This is an incredibly unforgiving environment down there on the sea floor, and the debris is consistent with a catastrophic implosion of the vessel. I can only imagine what this has been like for them, and I hope that this discovery provides some solace during this difficult time,” said Mauger, the First Coast Guard District Commander.
Just moments before the press briefing, the operating company of the Titan sub released a statement confirming the tragic loss of the crew due to a deep-sea implosion.
Just in: Oceangate says it believes the crew onboard the Titan submarine have all perished. Rescue crews found pieces of the submarines body on the ocean floor 1/3 of a mile from the Titanic site.
The names of those believed to be lost:
-CEO Stockton Rush
– Shahzada Dawood… pic.twitter.com/aLPLlPjZsC
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“We now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost. “These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and joy they brought to everyone they knew.” OceanGate said in a statement.
Yesterday, the search intensified as crews detected “underwater noises.” Spanning an area twice the size of Connecticut, the search encompasses depths of 2.5 miles.
The individuals aboard include Stockton Rush, OceanGate Expeditions’ CEO; British billionaire Hamish Harding; French dive expert Paul Henry Nargeolet; and prominent Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman.
Experts have shed light on the possible implosion of the missing Titan sub and its consequences for the five humans on board. Learn why and how it occurred, supported by debris as crucial evidence.
The Titan sub was meticulously designed to withstand pressures 400 times greater than those at sea level.
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According to HITC, “The force of the water would crush the submarine in an instant, exploding the vessel and sadly killing everyone on board very quickly.”
“If the pressure vessel has failed catastrophically, it’s like a small bomb going off. The potential is that all the safety devices might be destroyed in the process,” Stefan Williams, a marine robotic professor at the University of Sydney, told The Guardian.