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Five crew on board missing Titan sub confirmed dead

The debris field found earlier near the wreck of the Titanic has been confirmed as belonging to the missing Titan submersible, with all five passengers declared dead.

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The vessel went missing on Sunday along with the five crew, which included three Brits. A “catastrophic implosion” is believed to have taken place, US Coast Guard has confirmed

In a press conference on Thursday, Rear Admiral John Mauger, First Coast Guard District commander told reporters they had found debris of the missing Titan.

The families of the crew have been informed of the findings. The debris was found 1,600 feet from the Titanic wreckage, a spokesperson for the USCG said.

Founding member of the Board of Trustees of The Explorers Club, Hamish Harding, was on board the undersea craft, alongside UK-based businessman Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleman Dawood, and OceanGate’s chief executive and founder Stockton Rush, as well as French submersible pilot Paul-Henri Nargeolet.

 

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