Titan sub photos: OceanGate’s Titan sub debris brought ashore as new images released after Titanic implosion
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Debris from OceanGate’s Titan submersible has been brought ashore after it imploded during a dive to the Titanic shipweck almost two weeks ago. New images show several pieces of debris being unloaded from the ship Horizon Arctic at the Canadian Coast Guard pier in St. John’s, Newfoundland after five people died onboard.
Three British citizens including billionaire Hamish Harding, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman were killed in the tragedy on June 18.
A frantic search commenced on June 18 after the vessel lost communication with its mother ship and oxygen onboard was limited to just 96 hours. However, pieces of debris were found about 487m from the wreck of the Titanic five days later.
New images today (June 28) show a large, white piece of curved metal while another bit of debris was filled with cables and other mechanical parts. The debris was covered by large tarpaulin sheets before being lifted away by cranes.
US maritime officials have said they will issue a report aimed at improving the safety of submersibles worldwide, meanwhile, an investigation into the cause of the catastrophe is underway.