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All killed after missing Titanic sub suffered ‘catastrophic implosion’

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The search-and-rescue mission for the underwater vessel that went missing while descending to the wreckage of the Titanic ended Thursday with the discovery of the craft’s destroyed parts on the ocean floor and the conclusion that its five occupants were killed, the Coast Guard said.

The submersible vessel underwent a “catastrophic implosion,” Rear Adm. John Mauger said at a news conference, and a piece of its pressure chamber was found 1,600 feet away from the bow of the Titanic.

A remotely operated underwater vehicle that reached the seafloor Thursday — four days after the vessel went missing during its dive — found five major pieces of the submersible in two areas of debris near the Titanic wreckage, which sits 12,500 feet underwater hundreds of miles off the coast of Newfoundland.

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