All passengers are dead: rescuers find the wreckage of a bathyscaphe that disappeared near the Titanic
The US Coast Guard has reported that it has found wreckage in the search area of the Titanic, which was conducting excursions to the Titanic wreck in the Atlantic Ocean. The wreckage was found on the ocean floor in the search area.
This was reported by Sky.
"A field of debris was discovered in the search area near the Titanic. Specialists from the Joint Command are assessing the information," the statement said.
It is noted that the landing frame and the rear cover of the missing submarine were found - two important parts of the system, but the hull itself has not yet been found.
The wreckage of the bathyscaphe indicates that an explosion occurred inside, the US Coast Guard said.
"The debris field suggests a disintegration of the submersible, which really points to the worst-case scenario, which is a catastrophic failure and usually an explosion," David Mearns, a rescue expert, told the publication.
Mearns knew British billionaire Hamish Harding and French diving pilot Paul-Henri Nargeolet, who were on the trip.
In an emotional interview with the newspaper, he said that his "worst fears have now been realised", although he had prayed for a different outcome.
"Two of my friends are gone," Mearns said.
Officials have yet to confirm whether the wreckage is connected to the missing submersible, but it is a potential breakthrough in a 24-hour massive search and rescue operation underway in the mid-Atlantic since the submarine went missing on Sunday, June 18, while diving to the Titanic wreck.
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