Disappearance of the Titan: aboard the Triton, a billionaire will rush into the Atlantic to see the wreck of the Titanic

Disappearance of the Titan: aboard the Triton, a billionaire will rush into the Atlantic to see the wreck of the Titanic
Disappearance of the Titan: aboard the Triton, a billionaire will rush into the Atlantic to see the wreck of the Titanic

This May 26, 2024, real estate tycoon Larry Connor explained that he was planning an expedition aboard a Triton submarine to the area where the wreck of the Titanic lies.

Once again, a billionaire plans to explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to glimpse the wreck of the dream liner. In an interview with Wall Street Journal, real estate mogul Larry Connor announced that he had been planning such a trip for several months.

With the manufacturer of Triton submarines, he is preparing to dive into a device that is worth 20 million dollarsthe Triton 4000/2 Abyssal Explorer, designed for two people.

“Titan was just a gimmick”

For Larry Connor, it is necessary to develop a machine that can withstand the pressure and hostile conditions of the “midnight zone”, where the wreck of the Unsinkable lies.

“You know what we need to do is build a submarine that can go down to the depths of the Titanic repeatedly and securely and show the world that you can do it, that Titan was just a gimmick”, he asked Patrick Lahey, with ten years of experience in the construction of underwater vehicles.

The drama of the Titan submarine

It was a year ago. Five people were trapped in the Titan submarine, near the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean. For several days, search teams struggled to find the machine, hanging from oxygen meters. Experts then thought that the submarine was lost, and that it had to be found at all costs before its occupants died of suffocation. A real race against time was underway.

But the investigation concluded that they had died during a “catastrophic implosion” of the device. All five passengers lost their lives within seconds.

Around 3,800 meters deep, where the submarine was to be located at the time of the tragedy, 380 bars weighed on the submersible. This corresponds to a mass of 380 kilograms pressing on every square centimeter of the passenger compartment.

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