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Titanic Submarine: What Happened?

Authorities in the United States and Canada have begun an investigation into the cause of the Titan submarine explosion that killed five people.

The wreckage lies about 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) underwater, a few hundred feet from the wreck of the Titanic, which it is en route to explore.

Brian Weed, the camera operator for Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown,” said he’s been feeling sick to his stomach since the submarine disappeared on Sunday. He took part in a Titan test dive in May 2021 at Washington State’s Puget Sound as it prepared for its voyage. the first expedition to the sunken Titanic.

Talking about the ship, Mr Weed said: “I feel like every time (the ship) goes down, it will get weaker and weaker. And that’s a bit like playing Russian roulette.”

Earlier, Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron revealed that he received information within 24 hours of the submarine’s disappearance that it had exploded when it lost contact with the mother ship.

The director of the 1997 Oscar-winning film Titanicsaid he received confirmation of a “loud bang” within an hour and that last week “was like a nightmare and prolonged charade”.


What the story of the Titanic and the Greek migrant shipwreck says about our response to the tragedy

In the span of nearly a week, the story of a missing submersible that had gone deep into the ocean to see the wreck of the Titanic had spread throughout national and global conversations – culminating in the news that The ship blew up and five of its occupants died.

But a bigger disaster than days before, the sinking of a ship full of migrants off the coast of Greece that left at least 80 people dead and 500 missing, did not make headlines around the world. in every moment anywhere near the same.

Someone who captures attention non-stop, moment by moment. One is viewed and discussed as a sad news story, but a different routine. What makes these two events at sea different in the way they are received? Side by side, what do they say about people’s reactions to tragic news? And why did the story of the submersible attract so much attention?

Namita SinghJune 24, 2023 11:30


Why did the Titanic submarine explode?

In the days after OceanGate’s chief executive, Stockton Rush, and four of his paid crew members went missing en route to the wreck. TitanicExperts had several theories about their fate.

But what exactly caused Titan to explode? While we don’t yet know the truth of what happened, we do know enough to have some idea of ​​what may have sealed the submarine’s fate.

Ariana BaioJune 24, 2023 11:00


The United States and Canada begin the process of determining the explosion of the Titanic submersible

Authorities from the United States and Canada have begun investigating the cause of the deadly Titan submarine explosion even as they grapple with the question of who is responsible for determining how the tragedy unfolded.

A formal investigation has yet to be conducted as maritime authorities are still busy searching the area where the ship was destroyed, killing all five on board, the US Coast Guard said. know on Friday. The wreckage lies about 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) underwater, a few hundred feet from the wreck of the Titanic, which it is en route to explore.

The US Coast Guard led the initial search and rescue mission, which is a massive international effort that could cost millions of dollars.

Namita SinghJune 24, 2023 10:30


Titanic Submarine: What Happened to OceanGate’s Titan Submersible?

Titanic Submarine: What Happened?

Ariana BaioJune 24, 2023 10:00


Timeline of Titan submersible’s journey from departure to discovery

The wreck of the Titanic and the Titan are on the ocean floor, 1,600 feet (490 meters) apart and 111 years of history. How they came together played out in a tense week that sparked temporary hopes and left lingering questions.

Namita SinghJune 24, 2023 09:30


Ross Kemp turned down Titanic’s side trip due to safety concerns

British documentary filmmaker Ross Kemp turned down a trip to see the Titanic aboard the OceanGate submersible for a TV show.

The former EastEnders star, 58, was keen to join the mission last year but it was deemed unsafe.

A professional production company did an inspection and decided it was too risky to let anyone board the Titan submersible to see the wreck on the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Canada.

Kemp’s representative, InterTalent President, Professor Jonathan Shalit, said they had stopped using the OceanGate vessel because it was deemed unsafe “on any level”.

Prof Shalit told the PA news agency: “The production company, well known and well known, had reviewed the submarine and decided that it was unsafe on any level and was not willing to use it.

“We were told ‘it’s not safe, we’re not going’ – that was a year ago.

“So sad for the families who have suffered so much loss.

“I’m relieved that Ross isn’t involved but I’m clearly reassured by the professionalism of the companies we’re working with that they’re not asking him to take the submarine.

“The lesson learned is to test thoroughly. Luckily for us, the checks were done thoroughly.”

British documentary filmmaker Ross Kemp turned down Titanic’s side trip

(Archive PA)

Maryam Zakir-HussainJune 24, 2023 09:20


Watch: Ships return to harbor as Titan submersible recovery operations begin to end

WShips back to harbor as Titan submersible recovery operations begin to end

Maryam Zakir-HussainJune 24, 2023 09:17


Whistleblowers warn OceanGate safety issues could prove ‘disastrous’

Safety concerns about giant The submarine that exploded in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with five people on board was revealed in a number of scathing reports.

But before boarding the submarine from OceanGate, visitors have contract warning that “it has not been approved or certified by any regulatory body and may result in injury, disability, motion-related injury, or death.”

The disclaimer is part of a long list of concerns regarding the company’s safety record.

In 2018, the company fired David Lochridge, OceanGate’s director of marine operations. They claimed he was in breach of contract and shared confidential information about its designs with two individuals as well as with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

However, Mr. Lochridge is accused in a wrongful termination lawsuit obtained by New Republic that he was fired for blowing the whistle on safety-related issues.

According to the lawsuit, Mr. Lochridge provided extremely important updates regarding the ship’s quality control to senior management and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, pointing out the alleged problems. such as “visible holes” in carbon fiber hulls, “common errors” in scale modeling, flammable materials on board, observation windows not rated for TitanicIts depth and important safety documents are not shared with him.

“Now is the time to properly address items that could pose a safety risk to employees,” he is said to have said at one point. “Verbal notice of key items that I addressed in my attachment has been repeatedly dropped, so I feel I must now do this report to have an official record. “

He claimed, according to records obtained by the magazine, that he was fired when he said he would not allow testing of the manned submarine without a scan of the hull.

independence Have reached out to OceanGate for comment.

Ariana BaioJune 24, 2023 09:00


Previous Passengers Recall the ill-fated Titan: ‘I knew 100% this was going to happen’

Talk to someone who has flown the Titan submersible, they will most likely mention a technological glitch: the propulsion system failed or communication with those on the surface was severed. There may have been a weight balance problem on board.

They are also likely referring to Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate Expeditions, who died on that fateful trip this week. He has been described by previous passengers as a meticulous planner and overconfident pioneer.

Following the Titan’s deadly explosion near the Titanic’s sinking on Sunday, several participants in the company’s deep-sea expeditions described experiences that foreshadowed the tragedy and looked back on the decision to dive Theirs is “somewhat naive”.

But others expressed confidence and said they felt they were “in good shape” nearly 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) below the ocean’s surface.

Namita SinghJune 24, 2023 08:30


‘I was in awe’: Why explorers flocked to OceanGate’s $250k Titanic expedition – before tragedy struck

OceanGate, whose Titan submersible carrying five crew members suffered a ‘catastrophic explosion’ in the North Atlantic, has been offering tours of the famous shipwreck site since 2021. Bevan Hurley write:

A “catastrophic explosion” aboard the submersible Titan claimed the lives of five crew members shortly after launching on Sunday, the US Coast Guard confirmed on Thursday.

The OceanGate Expeditions was reported missing about 435 miles (700 km) off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada on Sunday night.

Maryam Zakir-HussainJune 24, 2023 08:14


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