NEWFOUNDLAND— Debris from the Titan submersible that imploded as it descended into the Atlantic Ocean to view the Titanic has been recovered.
Pictures have been released that show recovered debris of the Titan submersible that imploded on the two and a half miles descent to view the wreckage of the Titanic. In 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank off the coast of North America. Titan debris was found 1,600 feet from the Titanic.
“The debris is consistent with a catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber,” Rear Admiral John Mauger of the First Coast Guard District said, “Upon this determination, we immediately notified the families. On behalf of the United States Coast Guard, and the entire Unified Command, I offer my deepest condolences to the families. I can only imagine what this has been like for them, and I hope this discovery provides some solace during this difficult time.”
The nose cone was the first piece of debris that was found and was the first indication that an implosion had taken place. All five indivdiuals on the Titan have died. Those include Oceangate CEO Stockton Rush, Hamish Harding, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and father and son Shahzada and Suleman Dawood.
The Coast Guard is investigating why the submersible imploded.