Died 487 meters from the crash site of the Titanic
US Coast Guard spokesman Rear Admiral Joe Mauger confirmed the death of the crew of the Titanic bathyscaphe, according to the Sky News website.
“According to the results of consultation with experts from the joint command, the wreckage corresponds to parts of the submersible pressure chamber. On behalf of the US Coast Guard and the entire joint command, I express my deepest condolences to the families (of the deceased), ”said Mauger.
According to him, the crew members were declared dead due to the implosion of a submarine. In other words, because of the pressure of the water, the bathyscaphe with people literally squeezed like a jar, 487 m from the wreck of the Titanic. This conclusion was made on the basis of the presence of the wreckage of the bathyscaphe. At the moment, according to the guards, it is impossible to predict whether the remains of the dead will be found, since the environment at the bottom of the ocean is quite “harsh.”
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Lomonosov Sergei Mukhametov, the fragments of the Titan bathyscaphe found indicate that the apparatus “collapsed”, and the crew, most likely, died instantly on June 18, last Sunday.
In total, experts found five wrecks of the bathyscaphe. According to Mauger, the remotely operated vehicle found the tail cone of the bathyscaphe about 200 meters from the bow of the Titanic. Also, the wreckage was found 500 meters from the Titanic. Including found the landing frame and the back cover of the bathyscaphe.
“If there is no skin and no frame, then something very bad happened to the whole structure. Judging by the information we have, they did not find the body inside which there are people, ”said David Mearns, a search and rescue specialist.
The main body of the device has not yet been found. As Mauger, who leads the search for the bathyscaphe, stressed, finding traces of passengers on the seabed is a difficult task. The remote control unit is currently searching.
Many people died
Some time before Mauger’s statement on June 22, OceanGate Expeditions, the operator of the Titan bathyscaphe that disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean, stated that they consider all five crew members dead. This was then written on the CNN website.
“We believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleiman Dawood, Hamish Harding and Paul-Henri Nargolet, unfortunately, We mourn the loss of lives and the joy they brought to everyone we knew,” the company said.
Inside OceanGate’s Titan submersible
American director James Cameron, who made the film “Titanic”, announced the shocking similarity between the current tragedy and the catastrophe of the liner that sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.
“I am struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned of an iceberg ahead, and yet he rushed at full speed into the ice field, resulting in the death of many people, with a very similar tragedy, when warnings were not heeded in exactly the same place,” he told ABC News.
Oxygen ran out on June 22
Bathyscaphe “Titan” disappeared from the radar in the Atlantic Ocean, heading to the crash site of the Titanic on June 18. This happened a couple of hours after the dive.
There were five people on board: the director of Ocean Gate, 61-year-old Stockton Rush, who operated the submersible, British billionaire 58-year-old Hamish Harding, Pakistani-British 48-year-old businessman Shahzada Davud and his 19-year-old son Suleiman, as well as the pilot of the apparatus, a former military diver, researcher of the Titanic, 77-year-old Frenchman Paul-Henri Narjolet. on an area of about 20 thousand square meters. km, they attracted specialists from several countries. On June 21, CNN reported that rescuers heard “acoustic feedback”: a thump-like sound that reverberated every 30 minutes for at least four hours. According to the calculations of the US Coast Guard, oxygen supplies on the bathyscaphe ended on the afternoon of June 22.