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Titanic-bound sub debris brought ashore for investigation

Update : 29 Jun 2023, 01:01

The lost Titan submersible suffered a fatal implosion during its journey to the wreck of the Titanic. Twisted pieces recovered from the seabed have now been brought back to land for analysis.

Pieces from the destroyed Titan submersible were brought to land on Wednesday, as Canadian and US investigators probe the cause behind the fatal implosion.

All five people on board the submersible, which was traveling to the wreck of the Titanic, were killed when their vessel imploded in the North Atlantic.

The twisted and shattered remains of the Titan submersible were brought into port at St. John's harbor in the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland.

Images from the scene showed a crane unloading what appeared to be the sub's nose. Other fragments and pieces of debris were partly visible from underneath white tarps.

It was not immediately clear where the debris is headed.

Several government agencies in the United States and Canada have launched an investigation into why the vessel imploded, hoping the fragments of the Titan will help shed light on what went wrong.

The debris was uncovered from the seabed, located around 1,600 feet (488 meters) away from the wreck of the Titanic and at a depth of more than 12,500 feet.

A robotic diving vehicle known as an ROV searched the ocean floor for pieces of the destroyed submersible.

"Our team has successfully completed off-shore operations, but is still on mission and will be in the process of demobilization from the Horizon Arctic this morning," Pelagic Research, which operates the ROV, said in a statement.

The company did not comment on the status of the investigations, citing confidentiality reasons.

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