September 24, 2023

(NewsNation) — A diving knowledgeable says the place the particles from the Titanic tour submersible is discovered might inform a narrative that would result in determining the purpose of failure on the deadly expedition.

“The place the items lie on the underside tells the story,” Tom Maddox, founding father of Underwater Forensic Investigators, mentioned on “Elizabeth Vargas Reviews.”

OceanGate Expeditions confirmed particles discovered close to the Titanic wreckage is from the vacationer submersible Titan. The U.S. Coast Guard mentioned the particles is in keeping with a “catastrophic lack of the strain chamber.” All 5 of the submersible’s passengers are believed to be lifeless.

In 2005, Maddox co-piloted a submersible to the Titanic wreck website and is aware of how dangerous the journey could be. He thinks step one to find out why the Titan’s most up-to-date expedition had such a tragic consequence is restoration.

“What they need to do might be return to the scene that they acquired some particles from after which see if they will discover the cookie crumbs that may take them out alongside the ocean flooring to seek out the opposite items. Mapping of the items will inform its personal story,” Maddox mentioned.

Up to now, consultants imagine the sample of the particles subject and the placement roughly 1,600 toes from the bow of the Titanic had been in keeping with a catastrophic implosion within the water column.

“My private feeling and one which I dreaded was that there was some type of catastrophic failure on the descent, that will have meant the sub would have change into incapacitated at that time,” Maddox mentioned. “In an implosion like that, items could be scattered. Relying on the supplies of the submersible itself and what was left intact and what wasn’t, there are going to be totally different ranges of buoyancy to these items. Most of the items might be drifting alongside or drifted alongside in currents and simply angled down in a different way, so it’s very attainable that there’s a big particles subject that’s going to must be investigated. It’s going to take a while to do this.”

Search efforts for the Titan, 900 miles east of Cape Cod, lined an space twice the scale of Connecticut and two and a half miles deep. The submersible’s passengers reportedly included British businessman Hamish Harding, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, and pilot and Titanic knowledgeable Paul-Henri Nargeolet.

“Anytime there’s a catastrophe like this, we hope that the souls that perished weren’t in useless and that we are able to study from this,” Maddox mentioned.