US Coast Guard reveals submarine Titan exploded after ‘catastrophic’ pressure loss

Admiral John Mauger, commander of the US Coast Guard’s 1st Region, speaks during a news conference in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 22, 2023 (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

The company that directed the submarine Titan’s voyage to the remains of the Titanic reported Thursday that five missing crew members have died and the US Coast Guard reported that the submarine explode After suffering a “catastrophic” pressure loss.

Admiral John Mauger, commander of the US Coast Guard’s 1st Region, stated that the Horizon Arctic remote-controlled vehicle Discover the tail cone of Titan’s submarine at the bottom of the sea About 1,600 feet from the bow of the Titanic.

The remains are “consistent with severe airlock loss.”Moger said at a news conference. “Based on this decision, we immediately notified the families on behalf of the US Coast Guard and the entire Unified Command. My deepest condolences to the families.”

On the other hand, Mauger warned that it was too early to know exactly when the submarine’s implosion occurred, i.e. the fracture and sinking caused by the increasing pressure from the outside.

He also said “there does not seem to be any link” between Noise detected On the rescue mission the location is at the bottom of the sea. He noted that it was a “catastrophic implosion” of the ship that would “generate such a significant sound below that the sonar buoys would have picked up”.

File photo of the submarine Titan, which is operated by OceanGate Expeditions to explore the sunken wreck of the SS Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland (REUTERS)

According to underwater expert Paul Hankin, Found ‘five major pieces’ identified as ‘Titan remnants’. He stated that the first thing he found was the bell at the front of the airlock. “This was the first indication that a catastrophic event would occur shortly after,” he noted.

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Asked if the submarine had collided with the Titanic, Carl Hartsville of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said the submarine wreck was discovered approximately 1,600 feet from the Titanic and there are no wreckage from the 1912 ship in that area.

The company that owns the submarine that disappeared four days ago, OceanGate, had reported the deaths of the crew members minutes earlier. And the company said, through a statement distributed to the media: “We now believe that the CEO of the company, Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood, her son Suleiman Daoud, Hamish Harding and Paul Henry Nargoleh, Unfortunately they lost.

It is estimated that the ship’s 96-hour supply of oxygen ended Thursday morning. The company has been chronicling the Titanic’s decline and the underwater ecosystem that surrounded it since 2021 through annual cruises.

OceanGate Stockton Rush CEO as well as crew Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleiman Dawood, Hamish Harding and Paul-Henri Nargolet lost their lives.

The US Coast Guard reported this morning via social media that it had found a “debris field within the search area near the Titanic”, which is located at a depth of about 3,800 metres.

The rescue mission involved forces and resources from the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom, with underwater aircraft, boats and drones.

With information from AFP and EFE

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