The US Coast Guard received debris recovered from the bottom of the sea at the site where the Titan submersible was found. Under them, alleged human remains were also found, which will be studied by specialists.
The remains will be transported aboard a US Coast Guard cutter to a port where they will be analyzed.
“The evidence will provide investigators from several international jurisdictions with a critical look at the cause of this tragedy. There is still a lot of work to be done to understand the factors that led to the catastrophic sinking of the Titan and to help prevent a similar tragedy from happening again,” said Captain Jason Neubauer, chairman of the Naval Investigation Committee.
A few days ago, it was reported that a top-secret U.S. submarine acoustic system designed to detect submarines recorded the sound of the Titan submersible explosion several hours after it began diving.
On board the submarine, which was heading for a tour of the sunken Titanic, were five people, including CEO and founder of OceanGate Expeditions 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. The submarine was searched for four days.