It is indeed a tragic event. The ship Horizon Arctic, which had been involved in the search for the ill-fated Titan submersible, has returned to port in St. John’s, Newfoundland, with debris from the destroyed vessel. The Horizon Arctic was equipped with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operated by Pelagic Research Services, a US-based company.
After successfully completing offshore operations, Pelagic Research Services confirmed that they are now in the process of removing their equipment from the Horizon Arctic. They had been working continuously for 10 days.
Photographs taken at the wharf depict various pieces of the submersible being lifted from the ship, including the nose cone with its distinctive circular window.
The Titan met a tragic fate during its descent to the Titanic site, approximately four kilometers (about 2.4 miles) below the sea surface. It suffered a catastrophic implosion on June 18, resulting in the loss of all five passengers and crew members on board.
Following the ROV’s discovery of the Titan’s wreckage, located about 500 meters from the bow of the sunken luxury liner, the US Coast Guard declared the men dead on Thursday.