Wednesday proved to be grim for the fate of the Titanic submersible, the Titan. The US Coast Guard announced that “presumed human remains” were recovered alongside the wreckage. The debris from the catastrophe was also extracted for investigative purposes to “understand the factors” that caused the accident and prevent this from happening again. The human remains will also be analyzed by medical professionals.
FOX NEWS: Titanic sub disaster: US Coast Guard says ‘presumed human remains’ recovered from deadly wreckage
By Adam Sabes; June 28, 2023
The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday “presumed human remains” were recovered from the site of the Titan submersible wreckage.
“After consultation with international partner investigative agencies, the Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) intends to transport the evidence aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter to a port in the United States, where the MBI will be able to facilitate further analysis and testing,” a Coast Guard statement said.
“United States medical professionals will conduct a formal analysis of presumed human remains that have been carefully recovered within the wreckage at the site of the incident.”
According to the statement, the MBI will transport the evidence to a Coast Guard cutter, where it will then be taken to a port for analysis.
MBI Chair Captain Jason Neubauer said there’s still work to be done.
“I am grateful for the coordinated international and interagency support to recover and preserve this vital evidence at extreme offshore distances and depths,” Neubauer said.
“The evidence will provide investigators from several international jurisdictions with critical insights into the cause of this tragedy. There is still a substantial amount of work to be done to understand the factors that led to the catastrophic loss of the Titan and help ensure a similar tragedy does not occur again.”
The Titan lost contact with its surface vessel on June 18, and its debris was found on June 22, according to the Coast Guard, adding all passengers and crew members are presumed dead.
Some parts of the vessel were taken off of a vessel in St. John’s Harbor in Newfoundland, Canada, on Wednesday.
The submersible imploded one hour and 45 minutes into its downward decent toward the Titanic wreckage.