What’s Titan Sub Catastrophic Implosion’s Cause?
Many are asking about the Titan sub catastrophic implosion’s cause, after official sources announced that all five people on board the missing submersible are believed to have passed away in an implosion.
The operating company OceanGate released a statement on Thursday paying tribute to those on the lost vessel. The US coast guard said to the media, “The debris is consistent with the catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber.”
“Upon this determination, we immediately notified the families.” It is not yet clear when the implosion could have happened during the dive, the coast guard announced. The sub lost contact with its surface vessel on Sunday while diving into the wreck of the Titanic.
Tributes have been paid to the five men who were on board the sub when it went missing OceanGate released a statement on Thursday saying, “We now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost.”
The US coast guard said on Thursday the found debris is “consistent with a catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber” in the submersible. The debris was found close to the wreck of the Titanic at a depth of some 3.8km below the ocean’s surface.
A family member of the British billionaire Hamish Harding, who was on-board the submersible when it went missing, has said it took OceanGate, the operator of the sub, “far too long” to report its disappearance.
James Cameron says he is “struck by the similarity” of the Titan submersible tragedy and the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
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Reactions to Titan Sub Catastrophic Implosion’s Cause
While there is no exact explanation for Titan sub catastrophic implosion’s cause at this time, people reacted to the news widely.
The Hollywood director said many in the deep submergence engineering community had been “deeply concerned” about the OceanGate Expeditions craft that was reported missing on Sunday.
Cameron, who directed the 1997 Oscar-winning film Titanic, has designed and built similar submersibles and had himself visited the wreckage of the famous ocean liner 33 times.
Speaking to ABC News about submersible engineering, Cameron said: “This is a mature art and many people in the community were very concerned about the sub.
“A number of the top players in the deep submergence engineering community even wrote letters to the company, saying that what they were doing was too experimental to carry passengers and they needed to be certified.
“So I’m struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned about ice ahead of his ship, and yet he steamed at full speed into an ice field on a moonless night and many people died as a result.
“For a very similar tragedy where warnings went unheeded to take place at the same exact site, with all the diving that’s going on all around the world – I think it’s just astonishing.”
Cameron said the loss of French veteran Titanic explorer Paul Henri Nargeolet, who he described as a “legendary submersible dive pilot” and a friend of 25 years, was “surreal”. “For him to have died tragically in this way is almost impossible for me to process,” the director told ABC.