The US Coast Guard has announced the discovery of presumed human remains within the wreckage of the Titanic submersible. On Wednesday, authorities unloaded pieces from the submersible, which had imploded during a deep dive to the Titanic, in St. John’s, Canada.
Officials have located the sub’s landing frame and a rear cover among the debris. In a statement, the coast guard explained that a formal analysis of the presumed remains would be conducted by US medical professionals. Additionally , they stated that the agency is currently in the initial stages of investigating the causes of the disaster. The Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) will transport the evidence to a US port for further analysis and testing.
Capt Jason Neubauer, Chair of the MBI, highlighted the need for further work to understand the factors that caused the catastrophic loss of the Titan. The aim is to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future. Capt Neubauer expressed gratitude for the international and interagency support in recovering and preserving this crucial evidence from extreme offshore distances and depths.
Tragically, all five individuals aboard the vessel lost their lives on 18 June. The implosion occurred approximately 90 minutes into a dive to observe the famous 1912 shipwreck of the Titanic, located at a depth of 3,800m (12,500ft) in the North Atlantic.