A video recreating the implosion of the Titan submersible has gone viral on YouTube. The video shows how the experimental craft, which belonged to OceanGate, imploded on June 18, 2023, during an expedition to explore the wreckage of the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean. All five people on board were killed in the Titan submersible implosion.
The Titan submersible had completed over 14 expeditions and 200 dives in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico before the fatal accident. Even with a price tag of $250,000 per passenger, the Titan was a popular option for wealthy passengers that wanted to see the Titanic shipwreck.
However, the safety of the Titan was a controversial subject among the deep sea exploration community. Stockton Rush, the CEO of the tourism company, OceanGate Expeditions, had received multiple warnings about the Titan submersible’s safety, which he disregarded. Emails and messages exchanged between experts and Rush were made public after the Titan’s implosion.
3D Animation Of The Titan Submersible Implosion
The new video uses computer simulations to recreate the events leading up to the Titan implosion. The YouTube channel, AiTELLY, published a video that recreates the implosion of the Titan submersible.
The video is a sobering reminder of the dangers of deep-sea exploration. It also provides valuable insights into the factors that can lead to submersible implosions.
What Is An Implosion?
An implosion happens when the external pressure acting on an object exceeds the object’s structural strength, causing it to collapse inward. An implosion is similar to an explosion, but with the opposite outward force.
The hull of the Titan submersible collapsed inward due to the immense external pressure exerted by the water. This generated a shock wave that compressed the air and water, creating a vacuum bubble that collapsed with great force.
Who Were The Titan Passengers?
OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French mariner Paul Henry Nargeolet, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, and his son Suleman Dawood died when the Titan submersible imploded.
- Stockton Rush, 61
- Paul-Henry Nargeolet, 73
- Hamish Harding, 58
- Shahzada Dawood, 48
- Sulaiman Dawood, 19
According to the US Coast Guard, some Titan submersible human remains were “carefully recovered within the wreckage” on June 28, 2023.
United States medical professionals will conduct a formal analysis of presumed human remains that have been carefully recovered within the wreckage at the site of the incident.U.S. Coast Guard
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