According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a lost submarine that collapsed close to the Titanic’s debris killed all five aboard.
The Titan’s crew’s families have been alerted, according to Coast Guard authorities, who revealed this during a news conference on Thursday.
The Titan had been missing for many days. Rear Adm. John Mauger of the First Coast Guard District stated that debris discovered during the search for the vessel “is consistent with a catastrophic implosion of the vessel.”
“The help received throughout this extremely difficult search operation has been much appreciated.
The friends and family of the crew have our deepest sympathies, Mauger stated.
The five people on board, including CEO Stockton Rush of the firm, are all thought to be dead, according to a statement from OceanGate Expeditions.
Rush, Shahzada Dawood and Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet “have sadly been lost,” according to a statement from OceanGate.
When the firm revealed the “loss of life” in a statement, OceanGate did not give any more information or explain how authorities learned the crew members had died.
The Titan’s 96-hour supply of oxygen probably ran out early on Thursday. Since 2021, OceanGate has used yearly expeditions to document the Titanic’s deterioration and the surrounding underwater ecology.
When it launched on Sunday morning in the North Atlantic, the Titan was thought to have around a four-day supply of breathable air.
However, experts have highlighted that this estimate is only a rough guide and might be extended if passengers take precautions to save breathable air.
Furthermore, it is unknown if they are still alive after the submarine vanished. Rescuers have hurried ships, aircraft, and other tools to the location of the missing person.
This past Thursday, the U.S. The Coast Guard reported that a deep-diving robot equipped with cameras, lights, and arms had joined the operation after being launched by a Canadian ship to the ocean floor.