In a devastating update, the operator of the Titan submersible, OceanGate, has declared that the five passengers on board the vessel are now believed to be dead This heart-wrenching announcement comes after debris was discovered in the search area, leading to fears of a tragic outcome.
OceanGate expressed its deepest condolences, stating, “Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time.”
The US Coast Guard has been actively involved in the search and rescue efforts for the missing submersible. Rear Admiral Mauger has confirmed the discovery of parts belonging to the Titan. The Coast Guard held a press conference at 15:00 local time (20:00 BST), where further details were expected to be revealed.
Earlier, diving expert David Mearns, a close friend of the passengers, disclosed that the recovered debris consisted of a landing frame and a rear cover from the submersible. These findings were made on the seabed near the legendary Titanic wreck, amplifying the anguish and concern surrounding the situation.
The distressing turn of events began on Sunday when contact with the Titan was abruptly lost during its descent towards the Titanic wreck. The submersible, which carried five individuals, has since remained unaccounted for, casting a cloud of uncertainty over their fate.
As the investigation continues, the world anxiously awaits further updates from the authorities regarding the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. The thoughts and prayers of people worldwide are with the families and loved ones of the passengers, as they cope with the immeasurable grief and loss caused by this heartbreaking event.