Titan implosion prompts TSB and USCG investigation

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Authorities have confirmed that the Titan submersible carrying five individuals to tour the Titanic shipwreck site imploded, resulting in the tragic deaths of all 5 people on board. The search efforts by Canadian and US authorities, which involved deploying ships, planes, and other equipment over a vast search area, came to a devastating end when debris was discovered about 500 metres from the Titanic. The US Navy, upon analyzing acoustic data, identified an anomaly consistent with an implosion or explosion in the vicinity where the submersible lost communication.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has initiated a formal investigation into the fatal incident as the submersible was deployed from Canadian-flagged Polar Prince, owned by Horizon Maritime Services and situated in St. John’s. A team of investigators will gather information, conduct interviews, and assess the incident in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

US Coast Guard will lead the investigation on the Titan as it has declared the loss as a “major marine casualty.”

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