A Canadian-flagged ship hauled the Titan submersible’s wreckage to land on Wednesday. All five persons on board, including Ocean Gate’s CEO Stockton Rush, perished when the submersible collapsed while travelling to the Titanic debris, which was still submerged in the water years later.
Five very important lives were lost in the disastrous implosion, which will be investigated using the debris, and further information about the reasons of the implosion is anticipated.
A thorough inquiry of the implosion of the Ocean Gate submersible will be conducted by the authorities of Canada and the United States. The incident also calls into question how much personal safety might be compromised on such experiences and how uncontrolled such expeditions are.
“Our team has successfully completed off-shore operations, but is still on mission and will be in the process of demobilisation from the Horizon Arctic this morning,” Pelagic Research, which runs the robotic vehicle, said in a statement.
The Titanic expedition’s departure city of St. John’s, as well as the removal of the ship’s disassembled machinery and exposed cables, were all documented on video. Another chunk of the ship’s hull was also seen.
The Titanic’s wreckage was discovered last week, around 1,600 feet (488 metres) from the Titanic on the ocean bottom, at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3,810 metres).
Pelagic Research Services said their mission is still on and they would refrain from commenting on the investigative details of implosion of Titan submersible. “They have been working around the clock now for ten days, through the physical and mental challenges of this operation, and are anxious to finish the mission and return to their loved ones,” the company’s statement said.