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    Under the Waves: The Tragic Demise of the Titan Submersible in June 2023

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    Boston, United States of America – 2023 June 22: Missing Titanic submarine OceanGate place of disappearance on map

    In a catastrophic event that shocked the maritime and exploration community, the submersible vessel Titan imploded in June 2023 during an expedition to the iconic Titanic wreck, claiming the lives of all five individuals onboard. This incident occurred approximately 900 nautical miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

    Everett, Washington, US, June 20 2023; Oceangate flags waving. OceanGate is a company specializing in deep-sea exploration and underwater technology. Illustrative editorial 3d illustration render

    On June 18, the Titan, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, commenced its fateful journey only to lose contact with its surface support vessel, the Polar Prince, shortly after. A frantic search and rescue mission ensued until June 22, when the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a “catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber” had taken place, leaving no survivors.

    New York, United States of America – 2023 June 21: Missing Titanic submarine OceanGate place of disappearance on map. Selective focus on map.

    Among the victims were OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding, French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood along with his 19-year-old son Suleman. Their deaths have led to a sobering examination of the pursuit of exploration at all costs.

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    The salvage operation involved Coast Guard engineers, National Transportation Safety Board investigators, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Leading the investigation into the implosion’s cause was the Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation, with collaborative support from Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.

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    A professional trade group had warned OceanGate as early as 2018 about the potential for catastrophic outcomes stemming from the Titan’s experimental design, according to a letter from the group obtained by CBS News. In early July, OceanGate announced the suspension of all operations. Despite charging $250,000 per person for a voyage aboard the Titan, the company had been alerted to potential safety issues for several years.

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