Two parts of the bathyscaphe were found in the Atlantic Ocean - the landing frame and the back cover, one of the participants in the rescue operation said, Sky News reports .
The body of the apparatus has not yet been found. Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, former Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Navy, told Sky News that "the nature of the announcement suggests that this wreckage is in some way connected to the Titan."
Earlier it became known that during the search for the Titan, a “debris field” was discovered. They were discovered using a remotely controlled underwater vehicle. The US Coast Guard is evaluating the information and will give a press conference shortly.
The submarine "Titan", which disappeared while diving to the "Titanic", has been searched in the Atlantic for four days. Earlier it was reported that, according to experts, the bathyscaphe ran out of oxygen.
Five people are on board, including OceanGate Expedition CEO and founder Stockton Rush, submarine commander Paul-Henri Nargolet and British billionaire Hamish Harding. Contact with the submersible was lost approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes after the dive. Experts have previously warned that the bathyscaphe is unsafe to operate.
Stockton Rush's wife Wendy is the great-great-granddaughter of a couple who died aboard the Titanic in 1912, The New York Times has found . Her great-grandfather Isidor Strauss and his wife Ida were first class passengers. When they crashed, they refused to board the lifeboat because there were still women and children on board. Their story was inspired by the famous scene from James Cameron's Titanic, in which an elderly couple is hugging in bed as the ship wrecks.