Missing deep-sea submarine found: all 5 passengers declared dead

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Missing deep-sea submarine found

In a tragedy that has certainly saddened hearts around the world, the multinational search for the deep-sea submersible Titanic, which was carrying five people on an expedition to explore the wreckage of the Titanic, has come to a horrific end. The U.S. Coast Guard announced that the submarine was found in pieces, indicating a “catastrophic explosion” that claimed the lives of all on board.

After days of searching, a robotic diving vehicle deployed from a Canadian ship made a grim discovery on the seabed, about 1,600 feet (488 meters) from the Titanic’s bow. The debris field, located 2 and a half miles (4 km) below the surface in a remote area of the North Atlantic, contained major fragments of the 22-foot (6.7-meter) Titanic, including its tail cone and parts of the surface hull.

The Titan, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, went missing when it lost contact with its support ship on the surface during a routine two-hour dive to the legendary wreck. Among the victims of the tragic incident were Stockton Rush, OceanGate’s founder and CEO, and four other individuals known for their spirit of adventure and passion for ocean exploration.

Hamish Harding, a British billionaire and explorer, as well as Shahzada Dawood, a Pakistani businessman, his son Suleman, a British citizen, and French oceanographer Paul-Henri Nargile were killed in the explosion. Nargellet, known for his knowledge of the Titanic, had visited the wreck on several occasions.

OceanGate expressed its deep sorrow over the loss and expressed condolences to the families of the victims. The company emphasized that the explorers were united by a common spirit of adventure and commitment to ocean conservation.

The search involved teams and support staff from the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom, who scanned thousands of square miles of high seas using aircraft and ships. Despite the large-scale operation, the tragic fate of the Titan and its crew was ultimately sealed in the depths of the ocean.

This incident serves as a solemn reminder of the risks inherent in deep-sea research. We’ll see where the investigation leads, as it was recently revealed that a $30 Logitech gamepad was used to control the submarine.

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