Ottawa: Canada Expands Investigation into “Titan” Tragedy

Such an investigation will only be launched if the investigation into the circumstances indicates that the laws may have been broken, Canadian police’s Kent Osmond said over the weekend. There is currently no suspicion of criminal activity.

Meanwhile, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada began investigating Titan’s mothership, Polar Prince. The ship docked in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Saturday. The TSB began interviewing the crew and evaluating the logs. The “Titan”, operated by the private company Oceangate, was brought to its deployment site by the Canadian-flagged mother ship. That is why Canada is responsible for the investigation.

Five occupants of the “Titan” dead

After the “Titan” disappeared on Sunday a week ago, the US Coast Guard, with the help of Canadian forces in particular, launched a large-scale search about 700 kilometers south of the Canadian island of Newfoundland. The wreckage of the vehicle was discovered just 500 meters from the bow of the “Titanic” wreck. It was therefore clear: the five occupants, including the boss of Oceangate Stockton Rush, are dead.

According to various experts, the developers and operators of the submersible circumvented accepted standards and ignored warnings. According to the media, a 2018 letter from the Marine Technology Society (MTS) organization warned that the tourist offer was experimental and that the trips could end in disaster.


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