New findings in the Titan submarine tragedy

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.11 - 2023 12:47 PM CET

Photo: Wikipedia Commons
Photo: Wikipedia Commons
New findings in the Titan submarine tragedy.

Trending Now

Four months after the devastating Titan submarine disaster, new evidence has come to light. According to The Mirror, the Coast Guard has recovered presumed human remains from the wreckage, which will undergo further analysis in the United States.

In late June, the world was gripped by the news of the Titan submersible, operated by OceanGate, losing contact with its mother ship, the Polar Prince. The submarine was on a mission to explore the Titanic wreckage. Tragically, the vessel imploded, resulting in the loss of five lives, including OceanGate's CEO Stockton Rush and four other men.

Initially, pieces of debris were recovered and brought to land for investigation.

The Coast Guard completed the recovery of the remaining parts from the Atlantic Ocean on October 4. Alongside the debris, presumed human remains were also collected for analysis.

Before the expedition, concerns were raised about the safety of the operation. Rachel Lance, a biomedical engineer from Duke University, and film director James Cameron expressed doubts about the submersible's design and certification.

Interestingly, the Titan's wreckage was found near the Titanic, its intended destination. The Titan's tail cone was discovered about 1,600 feet from the Titanic's bow, drawing unsettling comparisons between the two maritime disasters.

Passengers on the Titan had paid a hefty sum of $250,000 for what was supposed to be an eight-day expedition to the Titanic wreckage. The tragedy has raised questions about the risks involved in such high-stakes underwater exploration.

The new findings add another layer to the ongoing investigation into this tragic event, as the world continues to seek answers.