The Titan submersible watercraft, which went missing on Sunday, June 18 with five people on board, imploded killing every member in the submarine, according to statements by the US Coast Guard. It was later confirmed that multimillionaires Hamish Harding, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Shahzada Dawood, Suleman Dawood, and Stockton Rush, who was CEO of the tour organizer passed away after the accident.
The watercraft dived 13,000 feet to explore the remains of the Titanic ship on the seafloor. The event followed intense media coverage after the marine vehicle went missing. After this, some hopeful statements even claimed there were “banging sounds” underwater, which made the world believe the passengers were still alive. However, the remotely operated vehicle, which was sent to explore the area, found the tail cone, the imploded vessel, and other debris about 1,600 feet from the bow of the Titanic shipwreck, located in the North Atlantic waters of Massachusetts.
Following the tragic event, numerous people applauded the search efforts and expressed their thoughts and condolences to the families who were affected by the implosion of the watercraft. In contrast, others have stated that the ocean floor trip was risky and that it did not meet basic safety protocols to ensure that the lives of the members on board remained safe.
In a very similar line, Titanic director, James Cameron, provided some insight on the implosion and stated that the accident “was not a surprise.” The filmmaker himself has dived into the waters of the shipwreck about 33 times to make the movie and told the media that he had found out the submersible had lost communication thirty minutes after its departure.
“The only scenario that I could come up with in my mind that could account for that was an implosion. A shockwave event so powerful that it actually took out a secondary system that has its own pressure vessel and its own battery power supply which is the transponder that the ship uses to track where the sub is.”