Debris from Titan submersible brought ashore: first look at photos of wreckage
Debris from the Titan, which is understood to have suffered a “catastrophic implosion” on a dive towards the Titanic, were taken ashore on Wednesday.
Pieces of the wreckage of the Titan submersible were brought ashore at Newfoundland, Canada, on Wednesday.
Photographs showed the debris being unloaded from the Horizon Arctic ship in St John’s, at the Canadian Coast Guard pier.
The pieces were covered with tarpaulin sheets before cranes lifted them onto trucks.
Titan debris is brought ashore - in pictures:
Titan imploded on dive towards Titanic
Operated by the company OceanGate Expeditions, the Titan lost contact with its support ship on Sunday 18 June, around two hours after beginning a dive towards the wreckage of the ship the Titanic.
The remains of the Titanic, which sank in April 1912, sit some 3,800m below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, just under 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
On Thursday last week, it was confirmed that debris from the Titan had been found close to the Titanic, with the submersible believed to have suffered a “catastrophic implosion”.
There were five people on board the vessel, including OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush.
The other occupants were British explorer Hamish Harding, Pakistani tycoon Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, and the French diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet.
Led by the US Coast Guard, an international group of agencies is now investigating the tragedy.
Titan tragedy: latest news
You can follow live updates on the aftermath of the Titan tragedy with AS USA’s daily rolling blog.