In a devastating turn of events, the missing submersible ‘Titan,’ bound for the Titanic wreckage, has imploded in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The announcement came during a solemn press conference where the Coast Guard confirmed the tragic deaths of all five billionaire passengers aboard the ill-fated submersible. The discovery of various parts of the Titan, including the rear armor and landing frame, at a depth of two miles beneath the sea added to the grim confirmation.
The debris of the Titan was located in close proximity to the wreckage of the Titanic, marking a tragic connection between two infamous maritime disasters. A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) aboard the Horizon Arctic made the discovery. It is believed that the submersible may have succumbed to the immense pressure at such depths, resulting in its implosion. The exact timing of the incident remains uncertain, and the bodies of the passengers have yet to be found.
Efforts to recover the bodies will continue as the United States and Canada collaborate, deploying planes, ships, and specialized equipment in the search operation. The five-person crew, whose lives were tragically lost, consisted of British businessman Hamish Harding, Pakistani billionaire Shahzada Dawood, his son Sulaiman Dawood, French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush. In a statement issued by OceanGate, the company expressed their belief that all aboard the Titan had perished.
The distressing chain of events began on Sunday afternoon (IST) when communication with the parent ship Polar Prince was lost shortly after the submersible was deployed into the sea. Following an underwater acoustic signature, a series of wreckage was initially discovered in the vicinity of the Titanic. However, confirmation regarding its connection to the ill-fated Titan has yet to be established.