The US Coast Guard has recovered more debris from the wreck of the Titan submarine, including what is believed to be human remains.
The Coast Guard said the recovery and transfer of the remaining parts was completed last Wednesday and released a photo showing the intact titanium end cap of the 22-foot vessel.
Additional suspected human remains were carefully removed from Titan’s debris and transported by medics for analysis, the Coast Guard said.
The recovery mission, carried out under an agreement with the US Navy, followed the first recovery operations on the ocean floor, approximately 500 meters away from the Titanic.
The new materials were unloaded at an undisclosed port.
The US Coast Guard announced that they had recovered suspected human remains and parts of the Titan after the debris field was located at a depth of 3,800 meters. Pictured: U.S. Coast Guard maritime safety engineers assigned to the Marine Safety Center in Washington DC, working for the Marine Board of Investigation for the Titan submarine, conduct an investigation of the Titan submarine’s aft titanium end cap, in the North Atlantic Ocean. Sunday October 1, 2023
The doomed submarine Titan disappeared during an OceanGate Expeditions tourist trip
The Coast Guard previously said it had recovered suspected human remains and parts of the Titan after the debris field was located at a depth of 3,000 meters.
Researchers believe Titan imploded as it descended into deep North Atlantic waters on June 18.
The Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation said investigators from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada have joined the salvage expedition, and the Coast Guard is working with international investigative agencies to conduct a joint review of the evidence plans to determine the next one. steps for forensic investigation.
The Marine Board of Investigation, meanwhile, will continue its analysis and interviews with witnesses ahead of a public hearing on the tragedy, officials said Tuesday.
The doomed Titan submarine disappeared during a tourist trip by OceanGate Expeditions, which has since gone bankrupt.
After a nerve-wracking search for the ship, it was announced a few days after the mysterious disappearance that the five passengers on board were killed instantly when the submarine suffered a ‘catastrophic implosion’ just 500 meters from the bow of the wrecked ocean liner.
The victims were OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French Navy veteran Paul-Henri (PH) Nargeolet, British billionaire Hamish Harding, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, who was just 19.
Some men had paid just as much $250,000 per person to see the famous shipwreck.
After a massive search and rescue mission, debris was discovered on the seabed and it was revealed that the submarine had suffered the ‘catastrophic implosion’.
Safety fears were repeatedly raised by experts who said the ship was not suitable for the deep waters it was traveling to.
Critics said the carbon fiber hull was not fit for purpose and also raised concerns about the viewing port, which was not certified for such depths.
The Coast Guard said it had established a Marine Board of Investigation (MBI), the highest level of investigation.
Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate, which launched Titan, died on board the submarine last Sunday along with his four passengers, including PH Nargeolet (right)
Shahzada Dawood, 48, one of Pakistan’s richest men, who died on the Titan along with his teenage son Suleman Dawood, 19, (together, left) along with British explorer Hamish Harding (right)
The USCG launched an investigation into the cause of the underwater implosion that destroyed Titan. Pictured: Debris from the Titan submarine, recovered from the ocean floor near the wreck of the Titanic, is offloaded from the ship Horizon Arctic at the Canadian Coast Guard pier in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Wednesday, June 28, 2023
An earlier discovery in June found debris from the Titan submarine being towed ashore. The huge pieces of metal included the nose with the porthole that the five men would have used to see the Titanic
An earlier discovery in June found debris from the Titan submarine being towed ashore.
The huge pieces of metal, including the nose with the porthole that the five men would have used to see the Titanic, were offloaded from the Horizon Arctic ship this morning at the Canadian Coast Guard pier in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
They were quickly covered with large tarpaulins before being lifted by cranes onto trucks to be taken away for examination. The pieces include a large, white section of curved metal. Another object was full of cables and other mechanical parts.