Titanic Submarine: What Happened?
All five people aboard the missing Titan submarine were pronounced dead after the vessel was found to have exploded near the wreckage, authorities announced Thursday.
Hollywood film producer James Cameron said he received information that the submarine had exploded within 24 hours of its disappearance when it lost contact with the mother ship.
Director of the 1997 Oscar-winning film TitanicHe said he confirmed a “strong eruption” within an hour and last week “felt like a prolonged and terrible carrot”.
His statement comes after the Wall Street Journal reported several days ago that the US Navy’s secret underwater microphones had detected the Titan sub’s explosion.
OceanGate Expeditions founder and CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, renowned French diver Paul-Henri Narjolet, Pakistani businessman Shahjata Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleiman were aboard the Titan.
Immediately after the disappearance was reported on Sunday, the Navy used a top-secret acoustic detection system to search for any sign that OceanGate Expeditions might have sunk, a US defense official said.
James Cameron knew about the Titanic sub explosion days before it was discovered. This is why
In shocking interviews on Thursday, James Cameron revealed that he knew the most important details about the Titan submersible search and rescue mission days before they were made public.
Cameron was aware that the US Navy’s top-secret listening devices had detected the explosion near the Titanic wreck within an hour of Monday’s incident, and described the search for the five crew members as a “terrible carrot”.
He also said that when a “catastrophic explosion” occurred, the crew of the Titan would have known that the submarine’s hull had begun to crack and were trying to resurface.
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 19:00
The rescue operation will cost lakhs
A search-and-rescue mission to find the missing Titan in the North Atlantic Ocean ended Thursday (June 22) after the US Coast Guard sub-vessel exploded, killing all five passengers on board.
Now the work can shift to rescue efforts – although the Coast Guard has said that searching the seabed will be very difficult.
said Chris Boyer, executive director of the National Association for Search and Rescue The New York Times Search and rescue operations already cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
The Coast Guard does not charge for search and rescue because it may deter people from seeking lifesaving assistance.
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 18:45
King Princess, Descendant of Titanic Victims, Weighs in on Titanic Sinking Tragedy
American singer-songwriter King Princess has weighed in on the potential OceanGate Expeditions sinking disaster.
The musician, 24, whose real name is Michaela Mullaney Strauss, shared a now-deleted TikTok video in which she criticized “millionaires” for exploring things that “had money”. His comments came a day after it was confirmed that five passengers aboard the Titan submarine had died when the ship exploded.
The “1950” singer is the great-granddaughter of Isodar and Ida Strauss, who were first class passengers on the Titanic and died when the ship sank. Isodor co-owned the American department store Macy’s with his brother Nathan. He also briefly served as a member of the US House of Representatives before his death.
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 18:30
Obama Calls Out Fury Over Titanic Sub As People Turn A Blind Eye On Migrant Boat Tragedy
Barack Obama has called out the current fascination with the doomed Titanic cruise ship as people turn a blind eye to the deaths of hundreds of migrants after a fishing boat sank off the coast of Greece.
Speaking at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation conference in Athens on Thursday, the former US president pointed to a stark difference in the attention the two cases received this week.
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 18:00
Lord West pays tribute to the victims of the Titanic submarine
Lord West, former First Sea Lord, shared his thoughts and insights into the search and rescue efforts for the five missing submariners, as well as paying tribute to their lives.
“It’s very sad that this has happened – a terrible loss for these people,” Lord West said.
Noting that “one always goes flat” in missions that hope to save lives, he said a mission like this would come with a huge price tag.
“Nothing at that depth is cheap,” Lord West said, adding that equipment alone could cost hundreds of millions of pounds.
But despite that, he believes it’s right to search for the five in the hope they’re still alive, especially after the U.S. Coast Guard said there was an underwater rumble.
“Underwater sounds, you can’t be absolutely sure. It’s probably okay to keep looking — even if there’s a possibility they’re alive, you keep looking.”
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 17:45
OceanGate CEO seemingly dismisses security concerns
Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate Expeditions, appears to have dismissed safety concerns about the structural integrity of the Titan submarine before the tragic incident.
Saw it in an email exchange BBCA deep-sea exploration expert told Mr Rush he was “potentially” putting himself and his clients in “dangerous motion”.
Deep-sea exploration expert Rob McCallum appealed to Mr Rush to ensure the submarine was “classified, tested and proven” before it could be used for commercial operations.
However, Mr Rush insisted that those in the industry were using “protectionist arguments to stop innovation”.
Mr McCallum told the BBC he was nervous about using carbon fibre.
“Carbon fiber is not an acceptable material,” Mr McCallum told the BBC.
In a July 2021 interview, Mr Rush appeared to bend the rules to build the Titan using carbon fibre.
“I broke some rules to do this. Carbon fiber and titanium… there’s a rule that you can’t do that. Well, I did,” Mr Rush says.
Stockton Rush prides itself on ‘bending the rules’ to create a Titanic travel companion
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 17:30
Barack: Barack Obama slams hypocrisy over interest in Titanic sub compared to migrant boat tragedy
Barack Obama slams hypocrisy over interest in Titanic sub compared to migrant boat tragedy
Ariana Payo23 Jun 2023 17:15
Mysterious Explosion, ‘False Hope’ Recovery and the Search for Blame: Nine Questions on the Titanic Sub-Disaster
An intensive search for the missing Titanic submarine came to a tragic end when debris was discovered deep in the ocean. But we still don’t know many important aspects of the doomed journey.
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 17:00
Hamish Harding’s family say he died doing what he wanted
Kathleen Harding, a cousin of British billionaire Hamish Harding, has told Sky News the Harding family admits he died doing what he wanted.
“To me, it’s not too surprising that he was so close to the Titanic,” Kathleen said, calling Mr Harding “a great adventurer”.
Mr Harding set a Guinness World Record for diving into the deepest parts of the ocean.
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 16:40
The victims of the Titanic would have died instantly in the ‘catastrophic explosion’, says a naval doctor.
A former Navy doctor has revealed what may have happened to the five people aboard the missing Titan submarine in its final moments, even as authorities declared the ship an explosion.
Dale Moley, former director of undersea medicine and radiation health for the U.S. Navy, said they would have died instantly and painlessly from the undersea force.
“It would have been so sudden, they wouldn’t have known there was a problem or even what had happened to them,” he said. Daily Mail.
“It’s like it’s here for a minute and then the switch is off. One millisecond you’re alive, the next millisecond you’re dead,” he said.
Ariana Payo23 June 2023 16:15