The relief ship that launched the doomed Titanic submarine has returned to a Canadian port after the sub’s catastrophic collapse that killed all 5 men on board while diving for the Titanic wreck.
The Polar Prince arrived in St. John’s Harbor, Newfoundland, Saturday morning and docked at approximately 8:15 a.m. local time as the sun broke through the morning haze.
Crew members in orange helmets were seen aboard the ship, which returned to port with 5 souls less than eight days earlier.
The ship had been conducting a massive search for the Titan about 430 miles south of St. John’s, which ended Thursday with confirmation that the submarine had exploded deep underwater, presumably shortly after its launch on Sunday.
Rescue efforts are being suspended as Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) says it may launch a safety investigation into the deadly deepwater vessel collapse.
The Polar Prince, the lead support vessel for the Titan submarine, arrives at St. John’s Harbor in Newfoundland, Canada, on Saturday.
Polar Prince is a decommissioned Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, now owned by Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Service Ltd, chartered by acute tourism firm OceanGate as a support vessel for Titan’s fatal dive.
OceanGate founder and CEO Stockton Rush was killed on the company’s submarine along with passengers Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, British adventurer Hamish Harding and Titanic expert Paul Henry Nargeolet.
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