Debris from the submarine said to “imploded” has been recovered from the ocean floor close to the Titanic shipwreck. US Coast Guards were spotted moving large pieces from OceanGate’s Titan submarine ashore using a crane. Five, including a father and son, were killed after the submersible went missing earlier this month. This is the first time the submarine has been seen ashore since the catastrophe.
The pieces were unloaded from the US Coast Guard ship Sycamore and Horizon Artic at the Canadian Coast Guard pier in St John’s, Newfoundland.
The CEO of OceanGate, the company which organised the trip to see the Titanic wreckage, Stockton Rush, was also killed by the implosion.
The other victims are billionaire Hamish Harding, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood as well as renowned diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet.
It was confirmed by the US Coast Guards that they had found the Titan wreck, which displayed signs of a devastating loss of pressure inside.
Rear Admiral John Mauger, of the First Coast Guard District said: “This was a catastrophic implosion of the vessel which would have generated a significant broadband sound down there that the sonar buoys would have picked up.
He added: “The debris is consistent with the catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber.”
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