5-man crew of the Titan submersible confirmed died

News reaching the desk of xorlali.com is that the 5 man crew who were on the Titan submersible that went missing during a voyage to the wreckage of the Titanic have been confirmed dead.

According to OceanGate on Thursday, the vessel experienced a “catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber,” and confirmed that the debris found on the sea floor were pieces of the missing sub.

“This is a incredibly unforgiving environment down there on the sea floor and the debris is consistent with a catastrophic implosion of the vessel,” Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger told reporters.

According to Mauger, during a briefing in Boston on Thursday afternoon, a ROV, or remotely operated vehicle, from a Canadian vessel discovered the tail cone of the sub about 1,600 feet from the bow of the Titanic on Thursday morning. According to him, authorities discovered additional debris after consulting with experts, who determined the debris was consistent with the sub.

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“On behalf of the United States Coast Guard and the entire unified command, I offer my deepest condolences to the families,” Mauger said. “I can only imagine what this has been like for them, and I hope that this discovery provides some solace during this difficult time.”

On Thursday, a second robot from a French ship was also dropped into the ocean as part of a massive international search for the missing 21-foot submarine Titan. In addition to the underwater robots, search aircraft and ships have been sent to the northern Atlantic Ocean in an effort to locate the sub, which is thought to be about 900 nautical miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The search area, according to the Coast Guard, is roughly twice the size of Connecticut.

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On Sunday morning, the sub was launched into the Atlantic from a Canadian research vessel. After an hour and a half, the ship lost contact with the Titan.

A limited supply of oxygen on board the sub, according to officials, could have lasted 96 hours, or roughly until Thursday morning. The amount of oxygen still present is “a dialogue that’s happening,” according to Coast Guard Capt. Jamie Frederick on Wednesday, but it’s not the only factor being taken into account as the search goes on.


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