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Graphic shows timeline of the incident and parts of the submersible found in the debris field on the sea floor.
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Titanic sub destroyed in “catastrophic implosion”

By Jordi Bou

June 23, 2023 - A deep-sea submersible carrying five people on a voyage to the Titanic wreck suffered a “catastrophic implosion” that killed everyone aboard, U.S. Coast Guard officials say.

Debris from the Titan submersible, which had been missing since Jun 18, was detected on Jun 22 by a robotic diving vehicle deployed from a Canadian ship as part of an international rescue effort.

Remains of the submersible, which lost contact with a surface ship about 1 hour and 45 minutes into a two-hour descent, were discovered on the seabed about 490 metres from the bow of Titanic wreck, about 3,800m below the surface, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Mauger said.

The U.S. Navy detected sounds “consistent with an implosion” shortly after OceanGate's Titan submersible lost contact, a navy official has said.

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PUBLISHED: 23/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News
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