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The wreckage of the submersible sunken in the Atlantic was delivered to Canada.

The wreckage of the submersible sunken in the Atlantic was delivered to Canada.

Found by an underwater vehicle, the wreckage of the Titanic bathyscaphe, which sank in the Atlantic Ocean during an expedition to the Titanic’s hull, was delivered to land, Canadian CBC News reported on Wednesday.

According to the channel, the Canadian ship Horizon Arctic, involved in the rescue operation, returned to the port of St. John in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador with the wreckage of the Titan submersible.

“The ship was carrying a remote-controlled Odyssey, which … discovered debris on the ocean floor a few hundred meters from the Titanic’s hull. As soon as the ship moored, a group of researchers boarded and began unloading work,” the channel notes.


According to the channel, the wreckage included a semi-circular piece that turned out to be the Titan’s nose, as well as a piece of coated side panel above the OceanGate logo. The wreckage of the bathyscaphe will be handed over to investigators to determine the causes of the tragedy.

Earlier, the US Coast Guard, which conducted the search and rescue operation, reported that the Titan submersible was destroyed in an explosion, and five members of its crew were killed. The participants in the search operation also stated that due to the depth at which the wreckage is located, as well as the complexity of working on it, the likelihood of finding the remains of the dead is small.

The tourist apparatus “Titan” disappeared on June 18 during the descent to the wreckage of the “Titanic” – an ocean liner that sank in the North Atlantic in 1912 at a depth of 3.8 kilometers. Communication with the bathyscaphe, on board of which there were five people, disappeared less than two hours after it sank.

 


On board the device, owned by the American company OceanGate Expeditions, were its founder Stockton Rush, veteran French deep-sea explorer Paul-Henri Nargeole, British billionaire and space tourist Hamish Harding, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleiman.