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Why did the Titan break into pieces?

 Why did the Titan break into pieces?

Titan Submarine
The wreck of the Titanic traveled to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean last Sunday

With the goal of observing the remnants of the Titanic shipwreck on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, the submarine Titan's mission has come to an end. It is reported that the submarine has been shattered into pieces due to a catastrophic internal explosion at the bottom of the ocean.

Yesterday, this information was officially confirmed. Prior to this announcement, an extensive search was conducted for four days on the ocean floor. The hope was to find the submarine intact and rescue any survivors, which drew the attention of the entire world.

Titan embarked on a journey to explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean last Saturday. Shortly after descending from the surface to the ocean floor, communication with the control room was lost within two hours.

Now, the US Navy states that after the communication was lost with Titan, they detected concussive sounds that indicated the submarine had been shattered into pieces due to a catastrophic internal explosion at the bottom of the ocean. This information was also conveyed to the researchers involved in the expedition.

Yesterday, the research team discovered some remnants of Titan in the vicinity of the Titanic shipwreck on the ocean floor.

Researchers are currently conducting an extensive search for further remnants of Titan. However, many questions about when the incident occurred, what exactly happened, and why it happened still remain unanswered.

Catastrophic internal explosion:

An internal explosion that occurs beneath the water is referred to as a catastrophic internal explosion. It occurs suddenly with intense pressure when a vessel abruptly collapses while descending towards the ocean floor.

The exact location of Titan during this accident, and how deep it was in the ocean, remains unclear to date.

However, the remains of the Titanic shipwreck that sank in 1912 are approximately 13,000 feet deep from the ocean surface. Communication with the control room of the submarine was lost approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes into its descent towards the ocean floor.

Rick Murcar, the Director of International Training at the National Association of Underwater Instructors, stated that the remnants of the Titanic shipwreck are under immense pressure, approximately 5,600 pounds per square inch. This pressure is several hundred times greater than what humans feel on the Earth's surface.

Eileen Maria Marti, a professor at the Florida International University and a former naval officer, stated that a catastrophic internal explosion happens in an unbelievably short time. This event occurs within milliseconds. She told CNN that individuals inside the submarine wouldn't have time to understand anything before the entire vessel shattered into pieces.

Experts say that the chances of recovering the bodies of those who died in this incident are low.

The US Coast Guard stated yesterday that they will do what they can, which is to conduct a search and rescue operation. However, they cautioned that the environment at this location on the ocean floor is extremely inhospitable.

What will be the next step?

Researchers will now search for the remains of the submarine's crew members. Additionally, they will continue their search and exploration efforts in the depths of the ocean with the hope of finding more information about the incident.

The US Coast Guard has stated that it will take some time to establish a specific timeline for the incident based on its continuity. They have described the underwater environment as incredibly complex and challenging.

Underwater forensic investigators, the leading organization responsible for conducting various types of underwater expeditions, have been involved in the exploration of the Titanic wreckage since 2005. Tom Madux, the CEO of the organization, stated that fragments of the submarine's remains may still be present. The fragments of the wreckage could have drifted further away with the ocean currents. Therefore, the current focus is on attempting to collect these remnants amidst this challenging moment.

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