The U.S. Coast Guard said the remains would be analyzed by medical professionals after they were “carefully salvaged” from the wreckage at the bottom of the ocean.
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Thursday 29 June 2023 01:43 in United Kingdom
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has recovered presumed human remains from the wreckage of the Titan submersible.
it appears after The wreckage of the spaceship was brought ashore early Wednesday.
Five men, three of them British citizens, Died when submersible imploded in ‘catastrophic’ attempt to view Titanic wreckofficials believe.
“U.S. medical professionals will conduct a formal analysis of suspected human remains carefully recovered from the wreckage at the accident site,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.
Captain Jason Neubauer, who led the investigation into the tragedy, added: “I am grateful for the concerted international and inter-agency support to recover and preserve this important evidence at extreme distances and depths offshore.
“These evidence will provide investigators from multiple international jurisdictions important insights into the causes of this tragedy.
“There is still a lot of work to be done to understand the factors that lead to catastrophic losses. titan And help ensure that similar tragedies never happen again. “
At a news conference on Sunday, officials said investigators had ‘Take every precaution’ in case body is found At the bottom of the sea, the wreckage is recovered simultaneously.
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A frantic search and rescue operation Titan lost contact with its mother ship, the Polar Prince, on June 18, one hour and 45 minutes after a two-hour descent to the wreckage began.
The ship was reported missing eight hours after losing contact.
But the rescue mission was over after five days. debris found It is about 487m away from the wreck of the Titanic.
The three British citizens on board were billionaire Hamish Harding, businessman Shahzada Daoud and his 19-year-old son Surman.
Shahzada’s wife say tuesday The two are “best friends” and “belong together”.
Titanic expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet and Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate, which owns the submersible, were also killed in the blast.
New photos Wednesday show several pieces of metal being unloaded from the Arctic Horizon vessel at the Canadian Coast Guard Pier in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
A large chunk of white bent metal can be seen in one image, while another shard is filled with cables and other mechanical parts.
The debris was covered with a large tarp before being lifted away by a crane.