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Titanic sub crew believed to have died instantly in ‘catastrophic implosion’

By Richard Luscombe

22 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. The five crew members aboard the Titan submersible were likely killed instantly in a catastrophic implosion as the craft descended to the wreck of the Titanic.

Five crew members aboard the submersible Titan were probably killed instantly in a “catastrophic implosion” as it descended to the wreck of the Titanic two miles below the surface of the Atlantic ocean, US Coast Guard officials announced on Thursday.

A large debris field containing multiple sections of the vessel were spotted earlier in the day by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) scouring the seabed near the Titanic wreck site 400 miles south of St John’s, Newfoundland, officials said at an afternoon press conference in Boston.

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