In a devastating turn of events, Rear Adm. John Mauger of the US Coast Guard announced on Thursday that the submersible en route to the Titanic had suffered a “catastrophic implosion,” resulting in the loss of all five individuals on board.
According to Mauger, a remotely operated vehicle made a grim discovery, locating the tail cone of the Titan approximately 1,600 feet away from the shipwreck’s bow.
Tragedy Strikes as Titanic-Bound Submersible Suffers Catastrophic Implosion, Claiming Lives of All Five Aboard
The ill-fated voyage included Hamish Harding, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleman Dawood, and Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate Expeditions, the organizing company behind the tour. Regrettably, none survived the incident.
The objective of the expedition was to explore the remnants of the luxurious Titanic, resting 900 miles east of Cape Cod at a depth of 13,000 feet below the surface of the sea.