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A viral video using animation from 3D modelling software shows how the Titan submersible imploded.
The Titan submersible submerged on June 18, quickly losing communications with its support vessel. Passengers Hamish Harding, 58, Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Suleman Dawood, 19, as well as French Navy pilot Paul-Henry (PH) Nargeolet and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush perished in the tragedy.
The video, published on the YouTube account AiTelly , explains that Titan’s carbon fiber construction was insufficient to deal with the pressures of the deep ocean.
“In the case of the Titan submersible, the implosion was caused due to very high hydro-static pressure of the surrounding water, which happened in a fraction of a millisecond,” the video states.
“At the depth the Titanic rests, there’s around 5,600 pounds per square inch of pressure (PSI). That’s almost 400 times the pressure we experience on the surface. … When this force becomes larger than the force hull can withstand, the vessel implodes violently,” the narration continues.
“Existing technology is based on steel, titanium and aluminium. … But the Titian has had an experimental design; it used mostly carbon fibers, which have the advantage of being lighter than titanium or steel,” the video narrates.
The animators show what the inside of the sub would have looked like, how the joysticks directing the vessel worked, and how the thrusters powered the vessel underwater.
To indicate the small size of the vessel, they show its size next to a full-grown man and a small SUV.
Within a week after the tragedy, Superintendent Kent Osmond of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed that an investigation would be launched to determine whether a criminal investigation would be warranted.
“Such an investigation will proceed only if our examination of the circumstances indicate criminal, federal or provincial laws may possibly have been broken,” he said. ”Following the US Coast Guard’s announcement earlier this week that debris from the submersible was located and all five on board were presumed dead, we will now look at the circumstances that led to those deaths. Our investigators are engaged and active in this matter as of this morning. Once a determination has been made as to whether or not a full investigation will be launched, we will provide an update at that time.”