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Titan wreckage contains 'presumed human remains,' US Coast Guard says

The Marine Board of Investigation is expected to conduct further analysis of the Titan.

Published: June 29, 2023 7:42am

Updated: June 29, 2023 5:33pm

The U.S. Coast Guard says "presumed human remains" were found among the wreckage of the Titan submersible recovered from the seafloor near the Titanic.

"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," the Coast Guard said Wednesday. 

All five men aboard the submersible died in a "catastrophic event" or an "implosion" just hours into their descent to view the Titanic, officials said last week.

The debris was collected near the Titanic and brought to shore in Canada on Wednesday.

The wreckage will be brought via a Coast Guard ship to an unnamed U.S. port where the Marine Board of Investigation will conduct further analysis of the Titan, which was operated by the tourism company, OceanGate.

"The evidence will provide investigators from several international jurisdictions with critical insights into the cause of this tragedy," Captain Jason Neubauer, chair of the investigatory board, said. "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."

 

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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