The Titan accident – level 3

27-06-2023 07:00

The Titan submersible that was exploring the wreckage of the Titanic imploded, which resulted in the death of all five passengers onboard.

Rear Admiral John Mauger of the US Coast Guard confirmed the incident and expressed condolences to the families of the explorers. Two debris fields were found beneath the surface of the Atlantic, containing major pieces of the submersible, including the nose cone and pressure chamber. The implosion was unrelated to the previously reported banging noises picked up by sonar buoys.

Filmmaker James Cameron, who had been involved in the project, expressed his sadness and speculated that the implosion caused a secondary system failure. The families of the victims thanked the search and rescue teams. The recovery of the bodies and the legal implications for the company operating the submersible are still uncertain.

Difficult words: implode (to collapse inward with great force), nose cone (the cone-shaped front part of a rocket or a vehicle), sonar buoy (a device that’s used to detect submerged submarines).

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