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Titanic sub update – Canadian police board mothership for interviews as they weigh criminal probe

Titanic Submarine: What Happened?

Authorities in the United States and Canada said they would investigate the cause of the Titan submarine explosion that killed five people.

The US Coast Guard, with support from the US National Transportation Safety Board, as well as the Canadian Transportation Safety Board will conduct the investigations.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it would also consider whether to launch a formal criminal investigation.

The announcement of the investigation came shortly after the Coast Guard reported that debris from the submarine was located 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 Sunday, June 18.

For four days, an international search and rescue mission was underway in the hope of finding five people on board the submersible.

On board were OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his teenage son Suleman Dawood.

After their death, members of the victim’s family poured in tribute.


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

Vessel returns to harbor as Titan submersible recovery operations begin to end

Andrea BlancoJune 25, 2023 17:37


Titanic director ‘impressed by Titan disaster that resembles 1912 shipwreck’

In an interview with ABC newsThe director of the 1997 blockbuster criticized Titan’s lack of certification, noting that the tragedy was entirely avoidable.

“I was struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned of ice ahead of his ship, however, he rushed at full speed into an ice field in the middle of the ocean. a moonless night, and many people died as a result,” James Cameron said.

“And for a similar tragedy, where the warnings went unheeded, in the same place, with all the diving going on around the world, I think it’s worth it. amazing, it’s actually quite bizarre.”

Andrea BlancoJune 25, 2023 16:41


Data from Titan’s mother ship will be analyzed

Canadian officials have revealed that the sounds and orders between Titan and the mother ship Polar Prince will be investigated.

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board chair, Kathy Fox, said that the crew had been interviewed to “gather information from the ship’s cruise data recorders and other ship systems that contain useful information.” useful,” according to CNN.

Ms. Fox noted that the goal was to determine what happened after the Titan lost contact with the mother ship just 1 hour and 45 minutes after landing on the wreck of the Titanic.

After the ROV (remote-controlled vehicle) found debris found 500 meters from the wreck of the Titanic, the US Coast Guard determined that all five passengers on board the submersible were killed after ship explodes.

Polar Prince returned to St John’s on Saturday with the flags at half-mast.

Andrea BlancoJune 25, 2023 15:57


American YouTuber revealed he was invited to join the OceanGate tour before the tragedy

James Donaldson, best known as Mr Beast on Youtube, revealed on Sunday that he had been offered to join the Titan crew.

“Earlier this month I was invited to ride the titanic submarine, I said no. It’s scary that I can be part of it,” tweeted Donaldson, who is famous on the platform for his charity videos.

Andrea BlancoJune 25, 2023 15:35


OceanGate sub’ carbon fiber design ‘not proven reliable’

The submarine expedition to the Titanic that claimed the lives of five people over the weekend is based on a design that features key components made of carbon fiber, which experts say has not been proven to be the material. Reliable for deep sea use.

“Innovation is a great thing,” said Bart Kemper, a mechanical engineer from the Association of Marine Technology, told NBC News. “But everything new and untried leads to uncertainty, and uncertainty is risk.”

The wreck of the Titanic lies about 13,000 feet under the ocean, many times deeper than where US Navy submarines usually operate. At that depth, the pressure is almost 400 times that of the ocean surface.

“It’s a design that hasn’t been used in this way at this depth,” added Mr Kemper. “All it has to do is fail at one point and game over.”

Andrea BlancoJune 25, 2023 15:04


Netflix streaming Titanic

Netflix has been streaming Titanic since July 1, just days after the sinking of the Titanic that killed five people.

Five people on board were on a mission to visit the ruins of the Titanic, which sank in 1912, killing 1,500 people.

However, Netflix is ​​also facing criticism on social media after the streaming giant released a trailer for its new freediving documentary, The Deepest Breath.

Produced by A24, Deepest Breath tells the story of Alessia Zecchini, who currently holds the world record for freediving.

The trailer was shared on Tuesday (June 20) as rescue efforts were well underway to find the five missing passengers on board the Titan, which went missing during an expedition to see the shipwreck. ​Titanic.

On Twitter, many Netflix subscribers questioned the timing of the release regarding the deep sea due to the tragedy.

“The timing of this,” one person commented.

“Probably not the best time for this,” another agreed.

Maryam Zakir-HussainJune 25, 2023 15:03


Canadian police consider criminal investigation into Titan submarine disaster

Police in Canada announced on Saturday that they were looking into a criminal investigation into the deaths of five men in the Oceangate’s sinking explosion.

Director Kent Osmond of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Newfoundland and Labrador said law enforcement was in the early stages of its investigation.

“Following the US Coast Guard’s announcement earlier this week that debris from the submersible had been recovered and all five people on board were presumed dead, we will now review the circumstances lead to those deaths,” Mr Osmond said at a news conference.

“Such an investigation will only be conducted if our examination of the circumstances indicates that criminal, federal or provincial law may have been violated.”

Ariana BaioJune 25, 2023 14:00


Nine questions looming in the Titanic sub-disaster

The five-day desperate search for the missing submersible Titan ended tragically on Thursday when debris was discovered near the wreck of the Titanic.

OceanGate CEO and founder Stockton Rush, British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding, famous French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and their 19-year-old son Suleman embarked on the trip. Take a trip of a lifetime on Sunday morning (June 18), traveling about 13,000 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean to visit the wreckage of the famous ocean liner.

But the five adventurers met a fate similar to the White Star Line ship that was destroyed more than a century ago.

Now, as ROVs continue to search for debris, questions are growing about what happened, whether the tragedy could have been avoided, and what would happen next.

Ariana BaioJune 25, 2023 13:00


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.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday said the US Coast Guard has declared the disappearance of the Titan submersible a “major maritime accident” and the Coast Guard will take the lead. investigation. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said the information was provided to senior management of the agency by Coast Guard and NTSB officials who were involved in the investigation.

Ariana BaioJune 25, 2023 12:00


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

Vessel returns to harbor as Titan submersible recovery operations begin to end

Maryam Zakir-HussainJune 25, 2023 11:30


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