Titanic Submarine: What Happened?
The family of the British billionaire and the teenager who died on the Titanic were aboard its mother ship when the tragedy occurred.
Suleman Dawood, 19, and his father, Shahzada, were among five people on board the OceanGate Titan submersible that died in a “catastrophic explosion” when it plunged into the wreck in the Atlantic Ocean last week.
Christine Dawood and her 17-year-old daughter Alina were aboard the Polar Prince, the submarine’s support ship, when the Titan lost contact and was never heard from again, she told the BBC.
Meanwhile, popular YouTuber James Donaldson, best known as MrBeast, has revealed that he was invited to join the OceanGate Titanic expedition that exploded last week, killing all five passengers.
“I was invited earlier this month to ride [T]itanic submarine, I said no. It’s scary that I can get into it,” Donaldson tweeted.
The Coast Guard said the wreckage from the submarine was about 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) underwater and 1,600 feet from the wreck of the Titanic.
OceanGate Expeditions’ submersible was en route to the wreck when it lost contact with the surface vessel and eventually exploded on June 18.
French divers help a company unearth 5,000 artifacts from the Titanic
The billionaire French diver who died in the submersible Titan is said to have spent two decades working with a company that has the sole right to retrieve and display artifacts from the Titanic wreck site.
Paul-Henri Nargeolet, one of five submariners and the best Titanic diver in history, led five expeditions for private salvage company RMS Titanic Inc to collect more than 5,000 artifacts from the wreck. ship, according to Insider.
Artifacts include anything between a shaving kit and an onboard chandelier.
Alisha Rahman SarkarJune 26, 2023 05:06
Teenager who died in Titanic submarine wants to break Rubik’s Cube world record
A teenager who died on the Titan submersible with his father brought a Rubik’s cube on board in an attempt to break a world record, his mother said.
Suleman Dawood, 19, died aboard the Titan with his father, Shahzada, last week when the ship exploded.
Suleman’s mother, Christine Dawood, told the BBC that her son “isn’t going anywhere without a Rubik’s Cube” and has entered the Guinness World Records.
“He said, ‘I’m going to solve the Rubik’s Cube 3,700 meters under the sea on the Titanic’.”
“He’s very excited about this.”
Alisha Rahman SarkarJune 26, 2023 05:02
Texts reveal how OceanGate CEO tried to sell discounted ride on doomed Titanic: ‘Safer than crossing the street’
Text messages revealed how the OceanGate CEO tried to convince a Las Vegas investor to make the trip to the Titanic aboard the company’s dying submersible at a reduced rate with claims alarming for its safety level.
Jay Bloom, an investor in Las Vegas, revealed in a Facebook post that he turned down Stockton Rush CEO and founder’s offer of a seat on a Titan submersible trip due to safety concerns.
independenceAriana Baio’s report:
Andrea BlancoJune 26, 2023 05:00
US Coast Guard declares ‘recovery of items from the seabed’ a top priority
The US Coast Guard said the priority in the investigation into the fatal Titanic’s sinking explosion was “recovery of items from the seabed”.
All five people on board the OceanGate Titan submersible were killed when it dived into the wreck in the Atlantic Ocean last week.
The Coast Guard opened a maritime investigation on Friday and is working with the FBI to salvage debris from the seabed more than two miles below the surface.
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) discovered Titan debris about 1,600 feet from the bow of the ship several days after it lost contact with the mother ship about 1 hour and 45 minutes after diving.
Alisha Rahman SarkarJune 26, 2023 04:16
Why did the Titanic submarine explode?
Perhaps the group has managed to surface and is waiting for rescue amid the waves of the Atlantic. They were probably trapped underwater in the broken hull of the submersible and out of air.
On Thursday, those worst fears were confirmed after the US Coast Guard announced that it had found debris from the Titan submersible scattered on the ocean floor a few feet from the nose of the sea. The ill-fated ship was about 1,600 feet.
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.
independence’s Io Dodds reports:
Andrea BlancoJune 26, 2023 04:00
WATCH: James Cameron likens the tragedy of the Titanic sinking to the Titanic
James Cameron likens the tragedy of the Titanic sinking to the Titanic
Andrea BlancoJune 26, 2023 03:00
Mysterious explosion, ‘false hope’ rescue and blame tracing
The desperate search for the missing Titanic came to a tragic end when debris was discovered deep on the ocean floor, but we still don’t know many important aspects of the fateful voyage.
independence‘S Rachel Sharp, Io Dodds And Bevan Hurley report:
Andrea BlancoJune 26, 2023 02:00
Will the rest of Titan be recovered and how?
The US Coast Guard said on Thursday that it will continue to search for debris from the Titan submersible – even after hopes of finding survivors have ended.
The US Coast Guard said the pressure chamber, nose cone, front bell and rear bell were found on two pieces of debris.
However, it remains unclear whether the remains of the structure will be recovered and brought to the surface.
The US Navy’s Flyaway Deep Ocean Salvage System (FADOSS) is capable of recovering items weighing up to 60,000 lb from the ocean and has been deployed to the area. While it is capable of recovering debris, it remains to be seen whether officials will do so once it is no longer on a rescue mission.
Andrea BlancoJune 26, 2023 01:00
Billionaire family and son missing on Titanic submarine get on board to support, mother reveals
Christine Dawood said she and her 17-year-old daughter Alina were on the Polar Prince when the tragedy struck.
Graeme MassieJune 26, 2023 00:15
James Cameron learned of the Titanic sub-explosion a few days before it was found. This is why
In a startling series of interviews on Thursday, James Cameron revealed that he knew the extremely sensitive details of the Titan search and rescue mission days before it was made public.
Cameron learned that the US Navy’s top secret listening devices detected an explosion near the wreck of the Titanic within an hour of it happening on Monday, and has since described the search. five crew members is a “nightmare charade”.
He also claimed that the Titan’s crew would know that the submersible’s hull had begun to crack and was trying to surface when the “catastrophic explosion” occurred.
Andrea BlancoJune 26, 2023 00:00