All 5 Passengers Aboard the Titan Sub Are Presumed Dead After Finding Debris From a “Catastrophic Implosion”

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The recent update for the missing Titantic tour sub comes with a heavy heart.

It’s been reported that all five passengers that boarded the submersible vessel to view the wreckage of the Titanic ship are presumed dead following a “catastrophic implosion.”

Rear Admiral John Mauger, the commander of the U.S. Coast Guard who is leading the search recently announced in a press conference today, that the ROV found “five major pieces of debris” that is consistent with the “catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber.”

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It was also mentioned that the vessel was 1,600 feet from the bow of the Titanic including the Titan’s nose cone that was also among the five pieces that were found in the ocean.

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Rear Admiral John Mauger has since offered his deepest condolences to the families who are missing loved ones while speaking during the press conference.

“I can only imagine what this has been like for them,” he added. “And I hope that this discovery provides some solace during this difficult time.”

Rear Admiral John Mauger
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According to Mauger, it is also currently to early to tell when the vessel imploded.

And when it comes to recovering the passengers, Mauger mentioned in the conference that it’ll take some time due to the fact that it’s “an incredibly unforgiving environment down there on the sea floor.”.

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“The debris is consistent with a catastrophic implosion of the vessel so we’ll continue to work and continue to search the area down there, but I don’t have an answer for prospects at this time,” Mauger stated in the conference.

Rear Admiral John Mauger
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During the press conference, Mauger also spoke about the banging noises that were picked up days ago.

It was said that “there doesn’t appear to be any connection between the noises and the location on the sea floor” where the debris field was discovered.

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A spokesperson for OceanGate Expeditions said in a recent statement to Entertainment Tonight, “we now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost.”

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The statement continued,

“This is an extremely sad time for our dedicated employees who are exhausted and grieving deeply over this loss. The entire OceanGate family is deeply grateful for the countless men and women from multiple organizations of the international community who expedited wide-ranging resources and have worked so very hard on this mission,” the statement continued. “We appreciate their commitment to finding these five explorers, and their days and nights of tireless work in support of our crew and their families. This is a very sad time for the entire explorer community, and for each of the family members of those lost at sea. We respectfully ask that the privacy of these families be respected during this most painful time.”

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The families have been notified immediately according to Mauger since the update on this very sad day.

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