Missing Titan Sub Imploded Near Titanic Shipwreck, Killing 5 Onboard, Says U.S Navy

Submersible Titan, which embarked on its journey to the site of the Titanic wreck, located at a depth of 12,500 feet in the Atlantic Ocean, lost touch with its mother ship after two hours on Sunday. The five people aboard have died, confirmed OceanGate.

The rescue teams were racing against the clock to locate the vessel and its crew. The sub had four-day oxygen support for an emergency, with the rescue entering the critical phase today.

Titan Sub
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On Thursday, the US Coast Guard said the debris found is consistent with the vessel’s catastrophic implosion. The loss of the pressure chamber is understood to have killed the five passengers.

Rear Admiral John Mauger, associated with the US Coast Guard, said it is an incredibly unforgiving environment on the sea floor.

The debris of the sub is consistent with a catastrophic implosion of the vessel. They will continue working on searching the area, but he cannot share an answer for prospects at the moment.

References: DT Next, India Today, France 24

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