A submersible depths that took 5 people on a journey to the wreck of the century-old Titanic was found in pieces due tocatastrophic implosion” What killed everyone on boardthe US Coast Guard said Thursday (22), ending a 5-day multinational search for the vessel.
A robotic diving vehicle shipped from a Canadian ship discovered a debris field the Titan submersible on Thursday morning on the seabed about 488m from the Titanic’s bow, 4km below the surface, on a distant block in the north atlanticU.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Mauger told reporters.
O Titanoperated by OceanGate Expeditions, a US-based company, lacked since she lost contact with her surface support ship on Sunday morning (17) about 1 hour and 45 minutes later, what should have been a 2 hour dive to the famous vessel.
“The wreckage found here are consistent with a catastrophic vessel implosionMauger said.
Even before the Coast Guard press conference, the OceanGate issued a statement indicating that there were no survivors among the 5 people aboard the Titan.including the founder and managing director of the company, stockton rushwho was piloting the submarine.
The other 4 were the British billionaire and explorer Hamish Harding58 year old Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48 years old and their 19 year old son Suleimanboth English citizens, and the French oceanographer and renowned expert on Titanic affairs, Paul-Henri Nargeolet77, who had visited the sunken ship dozens of times.
Rescue teams from several countries had spent days sweeping thousands of square kilometers of high seas with planes and ships by any sign of Titan.
Mauger said that it’s too early to say when the Titan met its fate. The search operation used sonobuoys in the water for more than three days in the area without detecting any noise, the loud noise that would have been generated when the submersible imploded, Mauger said.
But the position of the debris field relatively close to the sunken ship at this time of the last communication with Titan appeared to suggest the failure occurred towards the end of its descent on Sunday.
In an implosion, the object is compressed, its outer sides being pressed inward. This is the opposite of what happens in an explosion, when parts of an object are thrown away.
Fonte: Channel News Asia
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