Images showcasing the remnants of the OceanGate Titan submarine, which collapsed, have been made public.
According to the US Coast Guard’s announcement on Thursday, an underwater robot discovered a scattered collection of debris during the search for the OceanGate Titan submarine.
The US Coast Guard described the debris field as indicative of a significant and disastrous collapse.
On Sunday, the submarine, carrying a crew of five individuals, went missing.
The individuals aboard the submarine consisted of a group including Hamish Harding, a British billionaire, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Shahzada Dawood, Suleman Dawood, and Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate.
The OceanGate submarine, which was involved in a tourist expedition to explore the depths of the Titanic wreckage located 12,500 feet beneath the ocean’s surface, experienced a catastrophic implosion resulting in the loss of five lives. Recently, the wreckage from the submarine was unveiled to the public, marking the first release of such information since the incident occurred.
According to information from officials involved in the search, it has been reported that the Navy was aware of the implosion of the Titan submarine several days ago, shortly after the vessel embarked on its deep-sea exploration.
As per the Wall Street Journal, a highly classified military acoustic detection system, primarily designed to detect enemy submarines, picked up what the U.S. Navy suspected to be the sound of the Titan submersible’s implosion just a few hours after it commenced its mission.
The report further mentioned that the Navy initiated monitoring for the Titan soon after the submarine lost communication, as stated by a U.S. defense official. Following the submersible’s disappearance on Sunday, the U.S. detection system detected what was believed to be the noise of an implosion in the vicinity of the debris location discovered on Thursday. The findings were promptly relayed to the on-site commander by U.S. defense officials.