Well, we guess this is the last part of our search…
OceanGateThe submersible to discover the wreck of the Titanic was located after a four-day search last Thursday. From the discovery of extra debris, it was determined that Titan suffered a catastrophic explosion, killing all on board. Apparently the ship’s fate will be shared by its passengers. They were locked in, there was no way out.
But we imagine that some loved ones will not be completely closed until the actual bodies of the deceased are found. It took almost another week, but that day seems to be the case today.
The United States Coast Guard said in a statement that after several days, Titan debris recovered from the seabed was moved to a site in St. John’s Newfoundland. They mentioned that medical professionals will perform “formal analysis of the presumed human remains that have been carefully recovered in the rubble at the site of the incident.”
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“Assumed to be human remains.” That means along with shards of carbon fiber, wiring and broken glass, they also found… Well, whatever was left of the passenger, the French explorer Paul-Henri NargeoletPakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and teenage boy SulemanBritish billionaire Hamish Hardingand OceanGate CEO Stockton fever. Honestly, it’s like a far more gruesome discovery than they’re willing to describe. Probably the best. Awful.
Head of MBI Jason Neubauer explained the upcoming investigation in a statement:
“I am grateful for the coordinated international and interagency support to restore and preserve this important evidence at the extreme depths and distances offshore. The evidence will provide investigators from several international jurisdictions with important insights into the causes of this tragedy. Much work remains to be done to understand the factors that led to TITAN’s catastrophic loss and help ensure a similar tragedy does not happen again.”
The Coast Guard press release also mentions an upcoming “public hearing regarding this tragedy”. Apparently some experts thought they knew what happened. But it’s important that we know for sure, mainly to prevent this from happening again — but also because there could be some liability involved here.
And of course, we hope, for the sake of the families of the passengers, that they can confirm with absolute certainty that they have found everyone who was on board the ship.
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