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Titan Submersible’s ‘Catastrophic Implosion’ Resulted in the Loss of 5 Lives

A total of five significant undersea components have been found from the Titanic wreck's bow, as per reports

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UNITED STATES: The private Titan submarine, which went missing a few days ago, became a topic of global discussion. The submarine was driven inside the Atlantic Ocean to explore the “Titanic” ship.

The onboard passengers who went for the dive were identified as British businessman Hamish Harding, French submarine expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani-British tycoon Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, and Stockton Rush, CEO of the sub’s operator, OceanGate Expeditions.

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However, as per reports, the five passengers who went on the adventure have lost their lives due to a ‘catastrophic implosion’ in the ocean depths. The Titan underwater craft was about 22 feet long, and a 23000-pound submersible was made of lightweight carbon fibre infused into a rigid tube for the vessel’s body.

The structure is about nine feet wide and eight feet tall. The compressed structure of the ship is so wedged that there is only one toilet and no seats. Passengers had to sit cross-legged on the floor. Other than the porthole through which passengers could see the Titanic, there were no windows in the submersible.

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There was a 96-hour oxygen supply cap on the submersible. By Thursday morning, if the ship had not exploded, its people might have perished as a result of running out of oxygen. Due to prolonged exposure to the extremely cold water of the Atlantic Ocean, the passengers also ran the risk of developing hypothermia.

Meanwhile, Rear Admiral John Mauger shared his condolences with the families of the deceased. Mauger said, “On behalf of the United States Coast Guard and the entire unified command, I offer my deepest condolences to the families.”

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Now, reportedly, a total of five significant undersea components have been found, around 1,600 feet (480 metres) from the Titanic wreck’s bow. Furthermore, an investigation is going on to analyse the cause of the broken structure, check for fractures, and determine the reason behind the mishap.

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