Atlantic: US Coast Guard assumes the death of the submersible crew

The US Coast Guard assumes the death of the five occupants of the submersible "Titan".

Atlantic: US Coast Guard assumes the death of the submersible crew

The US Coast Guard assumes the death of the five occupants of the submersible "Titan". He expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, spokesman John Mauger said in Boston on Thursday. According to the US Coast Guard, the debris found near the "Titanic" wreck belongs to the missing "Titan" submersible. This proves that there is no longer a chance of survival for the five missing.

The coast guard had previously announced that a diving robot had encountered a "debris field" in the area of ​​operation. The information would be analyzed, it said. The submersible has been missing since Sunday morning (local time). The "Titan" was with five people on board on the way to the wreck of the "Titanic" that sank in 1912 at a depth of around 3800 meters. About an hour and 45 minutes after the start of the dive, contact with the mothership was lost.

In the operational area around 700 kilometers south of the Canadian island of Newfoundland, teams from the USA and Canada had started a large-scale search both on the water surface and in the depths of the ocean. Ships, aircraft, remote-controlled underwater vehicles, diving robots and other equipment were used.

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