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Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

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Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

Guillermo Sohnlein learned the fate of the five people on TV.

Guillermo Sohnlein, the co-founder of OceanGate which operates the Titan submarine, learned about the debris being found live on TV. Moments, as the news was broken to him, was recorded in front of millions, hours before it was confirmed the five people on board had died instantly in an implosion.

Sohnlein co-founded the company, OceanGate, in 2009 with Stockton Rush, the pilot of the submersible. While speaking to a BBC journalist, he was told that some debris had been found.

OceanGate Co-Founder reacted, “I’m sorry, some what has been found?”

Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live
Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

“I’m not sure [what the debris is] because I’m hearing this for the first time but I know that the protocol for lost comms is for the pilot to surface the sub. From the beginning, I always thought that’s probably what Stockton would have done.”

“In which case it becomes very difficult to find the sub because the surface ship wouldn’t have known it was coming up and wouldn’t have known where to look. My biggest fear through this whole thing watching the operations unfold is that they’re floating around on the surface and they’re just very difficult to find.”

Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live
Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

Pieces of the imploded submarine were first found by the Canadian vessel Horizon Arctic. The multinational effort was led by Rear Admiral John Mauger who found the first debris field 1,600ft from the iconic shipwreck, confirming the cause of death being a “catastrophic implosion.”

Millions mourn the tragic death of particularly 19-year-old Suleman who was accompanying his dad, Shahzada Dawood, on the trip to celebrate Father’s Day.

Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live
Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

Others involved in the tragic incident are British explorer Hamish Harding and a former French Navy expert.

“There is no black box, so you are not going to be able to track the last movements of the vessel itself,” explained former Royal Navy commander Ryan Ramsey.

“But as many pieces of the vessel as they can do, to get those back up to the surface, and from them, they should be able to analyze the broken structure, any fractures that have happened, and maybe piece together what actually happened in those last moments.”

Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live
Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

But search and rescue operations aren’t even sure if they’ll ever be able to recover the wrecks and bodies, admitted Rear Admiral John Mauger.

Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live
Moments As OceanGate Co-Founder Learned The Titan Submarine Debris Was Discovered Live

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