The last photos of the Titan submarine crew before submerging

The last photos of the Titan submarine crew before submerging
The last photos of the Titan submarine crew before submerging

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He Titan submarine, creation of OceanGatecarried five crew members to the remains of the Titanic. However, misfortune broke into the adventure: they disappeared approximately one hour and 45 minutes after the expedition began. Its crew died during an implosion, caused by the pressure force on the submersible’s structure. About 80 hours after the disappearance, when the vehicle’s oxygen reserves were already running out, the discovery of the remains was announced. Now, a year after the tragedy, the last published photos of the crew were known.

The search for survivors was in vain: all of them died instantly due to the implosion

After confirming the implosion, OceanGate reported, in a statement, that The passengers of the submersible bound for the Titanic were “sadly missing.” “These men were true explorers who shared a distinctive spirit of adventure and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Our hearts go out to these five souls and all their family members during this tragic time. “We mourn the loss of life and the joy they brought to everyone they knew,” they highlighted at the time.

Hamish Harding, president of Action Aviation, minutes before embarking on Titan

Hamish Harding himself, businessman and explorer, confirmed on social networks that he would participate in the trip, and his company, Action Aviation, published images of the preparations for the expedition. These are the last photos of the crew before diving into deep water, about 600 kilometers off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

The last photos of the submarine crew before the Titanic expedition

The Titan imploded while descending into the wreck of the Titanic

This Tuesday, June 18, marks one year since the Titan tragedy, which shocked the world

The Titanic, operated by the White Star Linesank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1912 after colliding with a iceberg. More of 1500 people died. The famous shipwreck is located 3800 meters at the bottom of the Atlantic. The remains of the largest ship of its time are located about 600 kilometers off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

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