debris from the submersible brought to the surface

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2023-06-28 20:35:00

The pieces fished out on Wednesday resemble the nose and parts of the hull of the small submarine that left to explore the wreck of the “Titanic”.

By NJ with AFP

Published on 06/28/2023 at 8:35 p.m.

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Ten days after the disappearance of Titana small submersible left to visit the wreck of the Titanic with five people on board, debris was brought back to earth on Wednesday June 28. Pieces of what looks like the nose and parts of the hull of the submarine were found by coast guards in Saint John of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada, relayed Canadian media.

Several pieces of debris had been found on the seabed some 500 meters from the remains of the Titanic and at a depth of nearly 4,000 meters in the North Atlantic.

READ ALSOSubmersible disappeared near the “Titanic”: doubts about safety raised since 2018One of the managers of Pelagic Research Services, which had deployed its underwater robot (ROV) to scan the bottom of the Atlantic, confirmed that it had completed its operations. “We have finished our part at sea,” said Jeff Mahoney, his spokesman. “This was an extremely risky operation, both for the ROV and for the crew who worked around the clock, with virtually no sleep for the duration of the operation,” he continued. , confirming that all teams are now returning to the United States.

Two open investigations

Contacted by AFP, Canadian authorities declined to comment on the recovery of the wreckage of the submarine and the US Coast Guard could not be reached immediately.

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READ ALSOMissing submarine near the “Titanic”: what could have gone wrongThe Titanabout 6.5 meters long, had dived on June 18 to observe the wreck of the Titanic and was to resurface seven hours later, but contact was lost less than two hours after he left. Its five passengers died in the “catastrophic implosion” of the craft.

Two investigations have been opened to determine the causes of its implosion: one by Canada and the other by the United States.

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