Washington: The death of 5 people who landed in a submarine in the deep sea to see the wreckage of the famous ship Titanic is now accepted as certain. A senior US Coast Guard officer said on Thursday that five people aboard a missing submarine Titan died in a catastrophic incident. The huge campaign being run to search for these people who landed in the deep sea to see the Titanic has also been stopped. OceanGate Expeditions, a US-based company, works in its submarine to show the wreckage of the Titanic, which collided with a giant ice rock in 1912 on its first voyage.
US Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Mauger told a news conference that an unmanned deep-sea robot stationed on a Canadian ship discovered the wreckage of the submarine on Thursday morning. Which was about 1,600 feet (488 m) away and 2-1/2 miles (4 km) below the surface of the Titanic, which sank about a century ago. Significantly, rescue teams from several countries spent several days with planes and ships scouring thousands of square miles of open ocean to search for any sign of the Titan, a 22-foot (6.7-meter) submersible operated by the US Oceangate Expeditions.
On Sunday morning, this submarine Titan lost contact with its auxiliary ship after about an hour and 45 minutes. The five people on board are British billionaire and explorer Hamish Harding, 58, Pakistan-born businessman Prince Dawood, 48, and his 19-year-old son Sulaiman, French oceanographer and Titanic expert Paul-Henri Nargiolet, 77, and Oceangate’s American founder and chief Executive Stockton Rush, who was piloting the submarine. Paul-Henri Nargiolet visited the wreck of the Titanic dozens of times. Prince Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman were British citizens.
The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912, killing more than 1,500 people. Her wreck is located about 900 miles (1,450 km) east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and 400 miles (640 km) south of St. John’s, Newfoundland. According to Oceangate’s website, Oceangate is operating a submersible to reach the wreck through 2021. And its rent is $ 250,000 per person. Questions about the safety of Oceangate’s submarine Titan were raised during a symposium of submarine industry experts in 2018. There was also a lawsuit by Oceangate’s former head of maritime operations, which was later settled.