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Human Remains, Titan Debris Brought To Canadian Shore

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The US Coast Guard said that on Wednesday, human remains and wreckage from the tourist submersible, turned into debris in the deep waters of Atlantic and killed all five passengers aboard, were brought on Canada’s shore.

The vessel flagged off from Canada, Horizon Arctic, transported the presumed human remains and fragments of the submersible Titan, which was crushed in pieces while going towards the century-old Titanic wreck, to St. John’s, Newfoundland, situated about 400 miles (650 km) north of the catastrophe site.

A maritime board of investigation, which the Coast Guard organised this week to conduct a formal probe into the loss of the Titan, will analyse the material after it will be shipped to a US port, the agency said.

Medical experts from the United States “will conduct a formal analysis of presumed human remains that have been carefully recovered within the wreckage at the site of the incident,” according to the Coast Guard statement.

On Wednesday morning, footage from the Canadian Broadcast Corp. showed what seemed to be the submersible’s nose as well as other broken pieces being hoisted by a crane from the deck of the Horizon Arctic.

A thorough analysis of the remains of Titan will dig out more information regarding how the 22-foot submarine carrying five passengers on a trip to the Titanic site in the North Atlantic was destroyed.

The voyage data recorder and initial inquiries with the personnel of Titan’s Canadian-flagged surface support boat Polar Prince were completed by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada, going forward with its own investigation.

Prior to turning over the materials to American authorities, the TSB added that it had “inspected, documented, and catalogued” all items collected from the accident scene.

Four days later, around 1,600 feet (488 metres) from the bow of the Titanic wreck, pieces of the submersible—which had lost touch with Polar Prince about an hour and a half into a two-hour descend on June 18—were discovered scattered across the seabed.

A global search that garnered international media attention and sealed the fate of the five persons aboard was put to an end when a robotic deep-sea diving vehicle found it more than two miles (three kilometres) below the surface of the water.

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