The US Coast Guard has found more debris and evidence from the submersible Titan, which disappeared and imploded in June opinion herem the service was released on Tuesday.
The Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigations, working with marine safety engineers, recovered the material on Oct. 4 in a follow-up operation to the initial recovery mission in June, the statement said.
“The seized evidence was successfully transferred to a U.S. port for cataloging and analysis,” the statement said. “Additional suspected human remains were carefully recovered from the Titan’s debris and transported for analysis by U.S. medical professionals.”
The submersible was carrying four passengers who had paid $250,000 for a deep-sea expedition led by private company OceanGate to view the Titanic wreck in June. The fifth person on board was Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate, who was piloting the ship.
On June 18, the 21-foot submersible has disappeared About 300 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, prompting an intensive search. The Coast Guard, with the help of other groups and international teams, tried to locate the ship using aircraft, ships and remotely operated vehicles.
After a frantic search that lasted days, the Coast Guard announced that an ROV had been found a debris field identified Five large pieces of debris were found in the search area, which apparently came from the submersible.
The Coast Guard and OceanGate said the passengers were there probably died when the submersible imploded hours after taking off. Later in June, the Coast Guard confirmed it had recovered debris The evidence is believed to be human remains of the Titan’s five occupants, who were sent for formal analysis and examination by medical professionals.
“The MBI is voting [the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board] and other international investigative agencies plan a joint evidence review of the recovered Titan debris,” the Coast Guard said in a statement on Tuesday. “This review meeting will help determine next steps for the necessary forensic testing.”