All members of the crew who had gone to the Atlantic in the bathyscaphe were declared dead. Wreckage found in the search area indicates that there was a “catastrophic and inward-facing” explosion on board. The incident resulted in the deaths of all five people on board.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the incident occurred 200 to 400 meters from the wreck of the famous Titanic, which lies at the bottom of the ocean at a depth of more than 4,000 meters. The Titan, the company operating the bathyscaphe, confirmed the death of the crew members and continues to search for their bodies.
The company-operator of the bathyscaphe OceanGate announced the probable death of the crew and passengers of the Titan ship, which sailed to the sinking of the Titanic and did not communicate for several days. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that the wreckage found was part of the Titan’s hull and that five people on board were presumed dead. The families were notified immediately, according to a spokesman.
The Coast Guard also said the Titan suffered a catastrophic implosion that caused its hull to shrink to great depths. Earlier, expert David Mearns spoke of the discovery of the landing frame and back cover.