More debris and suspected remains recovered from the Titan submersible | ET REALITY


More debris and suspected human remains have been recovered from the Titanic submersible, the US Coast Guard said, months after the ship imploded, killing five people as they descended into the depths to view the wreckage of the Titanic.

The coast guard said in a statement Tuesday that engineers from its Marine Research Board recovered debris and evidence from the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean during a salvage mission last week. The statement was accompanied by a photograph showing the 22-foot vessel’s intact titanium stern cap.

The remains were taken to a US port for analysis, while the suspected human remains “were carefully recovered from inside the Titan wreckage and transported for analysis by US medical professionals,” the Coast Guard said. The agency did not identify the port where the debris was being analyzed.

Researchers have been analyzing and testing material recovered from Titan. since the end of June, almost two weeks after the Titan implosion. They will continue to examine new evidence and interview witnesses to prepare for a public hearing, the Coast Guard said.

The US National Transportation Safety Board and the The Transportation Safety Board of Canada joined the recovery expedition as part of their investigations into the cause of the accident.

On the morning of June 18, the Titan descended into the depths with five people on board to view the remains of the Titanic. She was scheduled to return in the afternoon to a Canadian research vessel, the Polar Prince, which was providing surface support about 900 nautical miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes after the Titan sank below the surface, the Polar Prince lost contact with it and notified the Coast Guard. An international search and rescue operation was launched, followed by a recovery mission.

On June 22, the Coast Guard said the Titan’s tail cone and other debris had been found on the ocean floor, about 1,600 feet from the Titanic’s bow. Authorities said in late June that suspected human remains and debris, including the hull and plating, had been recovered by a ship that had deployed a remotely operated vehicle to search the ocean floor.

Among the victims was Stockton Rush, founder of OceanGate Expeditions, the Everett, Washington-based company that operated the submersible. Rush, who piloted the Titan, charged up to $250,000 per passenger to visit the wreck of the Titanic, which sank in 1912.

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