Titanic Submarine: Expert Recovered Possible Human Remains, To Conduct Formal Analysis

According to US Coast Guard, experts have found human remains within the Titan sub, which imploded while being towed to the Titanic wreck, killing five people.
Titanic Submarine: Expert Recovered Possible Human Remains, To Conduct Formal Analysis

NEW DELHI: The Titan submarine's wreckage is believed to contain human remains, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is bringing the proof back to the country. Last week, the submersible imploded, killing all five occupants. The ship was travelling to see the Titanic's wreck.

A crucial component of the examination into the reasons why the submersible collapsed is the return of the Titan debris to port on Wednesday in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. At a Canadian Coast Guard pier, the 22-foot submersible's twisted pieces were unloaded. The Coast Guard reported last week that debris from the Titan was found on the ocean floor 1,600 feet (488 metres) from the Titanic and at a depth of around 12,500 feet (3,810 metres). The submersible collapsed during its descent on June 18, and the Coast Guard is currently overseeing the inquiry into why. On June 22, authorities declared that the submersible had imploded and that all five aboard had perished.

British adventurer Hamish Harding, French submarine expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani-British businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, and Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate Expeditions, were on board on the submarine that has exploded. The information was released over a week after authorities revealed they had discovered the craft's wreckage after an extensive multinational search and rescue operation.

The craft vanished while attempting to dive to the Titanic disaster two miles below the surface. The Coast Guard stated last week that the five crew members aboard the submersible were likely instantly killed in a "catastrophic implosion."

They most likely perished instantly when the Titan sub, which was about the size of an SUV, imploded at a depth of more than two miles beneath the crushing pressure of the North Atlantic. A challenging search and recovery effort came to an end earlier that day when mangled debris from the small submersible was offloaded in eastern Canada.

According to the organisation, the debris will now be transported onboard a US Coast Guard cutter to a US port for additional analysis.

As per sources, the Canadian ship Horizon Arctic carried a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, to look for submersible parts on the seafloor close to the Titanic wreck. The ROV's owner, Pelagic Research Services, a business with locations in Massachusetts and New York, said on Wednesday that it had finished its offshore operations.

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