Titan wreckage

Possible Human Remains Discovered Near Titan Wreckage

Presumed human remains have been discovered near the wreckage of the sunken Titan submersible on Wednesday.

According to the US Coast Guard, the possible remains were found in the north Atlantic Ocean and are set to be transported to a nearby port to be examined by medical professionals. 

“The evidence will provide investigators from several international jurisdictions with critical insights into the cause of this tragedy,” Chair captain with the Marine Board of Investigation Jason Neubauer said. 

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“There is still a substantial amount of work to be done to understand the factors that led to the catastrophic loss of the Titan and help ensure a similar tragedy does not occur again.” 

The discovery comes only one week after search and rescue teams located the remains of the submersible which disappeared during a trip to The Titanic wreckage. 

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A massive search and rescue operation was established when the submersible lost contact with the US Coast Guard around an hour and 45 minutes into their decent. 

It was a race against time as the Titan submersible was believed to have 96 hours of emergency oxygen onboard. 

It was later discovered that the submersible suffered a “catastrophic implosion” and that all five people onboard likely died instantly. 

Pieces of debris from the submersible were transported to shore in Newfoundland, Canada on Wednesday morning for further analysis. 

More pieces including what looks like the white hull of the vessel along with landing skids were transported by the Horizon Arctic to St John’s on Wednesday.

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