Latest updates on the mysterious Titanic submarine: “catastrophic implosion” on the Titan

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The pilot and four other passengers of the submersible died 1,600 feet (488 meters) from the Titanic’s bow, and the debris was discovered, according to Coast Guard officials, as a result of the vessel’s “catastrophic implosion” on Thursday. 



Five passengers who “have been lost” are being honoured by the trip’s operator, OceanGate Expeditions.

The Titan, as the vessel was known, lost contact with land on Sunday, June 20, less than two hours after leaving. After a debris field was discovered near the Titanic on Thursday, it has been confirmed that tragedy happened.


Unidentified sounds were heard during the search, the US Coast Guard reported earlier in the week, but they weren’t connected to the missing craft.
The five persons on board, including CEO Stockton Rush of the company, 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.


“These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans,” OceanGate Expeditions, the mission’s organiser, said in a statement. “During this terrible moment, our thoughts and prayers are with these five people and every one of their families. We lament their passing and the loss of the happiness they offered to everybody who knew them.

A broken family’s heartbreaking tribute to the father and son


Suleman Dawood, a student at Glasgow, and his father Shahzada have reportedly embarked on the “next leg of their spiritual journey hand-in-hand.”

The missing titan submarine, believed to have imploded with three people on board, was carrying the 19-year-old Strathclyde University business school student and his 48-year-old father after a trip to view the Titanic shipwreck on Sunday.

It was revealed yesterday that those inside the submarine are believed to have perished. The news has shocked people all across the world, and tributes are pouring in for the victims.

Glasgow Live cited Strathclyde University as saying they were shocked and devastated’ by the tragedy.


Guillermo Söhnlein, a co-founder of OceanGate, denies concerns about safety


As far as we know, Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate, was among the Titan’s five passengers. Guillermo Söhnlein, his co-founder, today disregarded criticism of the business’s safety procedures, claiming that consumers lacked “all the information” required to remark.

Söhnlein, who left the company ten years ago but still owns a small portion of it, claimed in an interview with BBC Radio 4 that those who have questioned the safety of the Titanic submersible are “not fully informed” and “simply associating certification with safety and ignoring the 14 years of development of the Titanic submersible.”



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