On 18 June 2023, the Titanic Submarine vanished during a tour of the wreckage of the Titanic, with all five passengers presumed dead. After an extensive search, the US Coast Guard discovered a debris field on 22 june 2023, indicating the submersible had imploded. The cause is still under investigation, possibly due to high pressure, submersible condition, and technical malfunction. Despite this tragedy, it emphasizes the bravery and commitment of deep-sea explorers in their pursuit of knowledge about our planet’s history.
What is Ocean Gate
OceanGate is a private company, founded in 2009 by OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush and Guillermo Söhnlein. Since 2010, it has transported paying customers in leased commercial submersibles off the coast of California, in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Atlantic Ocean.The company is based in Everett, Washington, U.S.
How did the titan submarine implode
While the exact nature of the incident is still unknown, experts suggest that the implosion may have occurred on the very first day of the dive, i.e., on Sunday.
The Titan was designed of titanium and carbon fiber. these materials are thought to tolerate the pressure at about 4,000 meters of depth. The hull of the craft was designed to safeguard the crew from the pressure of the water.
The pressure of the water 3,800 meters down at the area of the Titanic wreck is around 400 atmospheres. This is great pressure.
“Any deep divers know how unforgiving the abyssal plain is: going undersea is as, if not more, challenging than going into space from an engineering perspective,” expressed the director of the Shipbuilding Hub for Integrated Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Eric Fusil.
Name of people who died inside the submarine
. Stockton Rush (CEO and Founder of Ocean Gate)
. Hamish Harding
. Shahzada Dawood
. Sulaiman Dawood
. Paul Henri Nargeolet
Stockton Rush (OceanGate CEO)
Paul Henri Nargeolet
The Titan was carrying five people when it went missing on June 18, 2023. The submersible was operating at a depth of 3,800 meters (12,467 feet) when it lost contact. The debris field that was found by the Coast Guard was consistent with the catastrophic implosion of a submersible, and the Coast Guard concluded that the Titan had imploded and that all five passengers had been killed. The loss of the Titan was a tragic event, and it is a reminder of the dangers of deep-sea exploration. Despite the risks, people continue to explore the depths of the ocean, in the hope of learning more about our planet and its history.