The US Navy has revealed it detected an 'anomaly' in underwater acoustics on Sunday that is likely to have been the implosion of the missing OceanGate Explorations submersible, an official has said.
via: Wall Street Journal
A top secret U.S. Navy acoustic detection system designed to spot enemy submarines first heard the Titan sub implosion hours after the submersible began its mission, officials involved in the search said.
The Navy began listening for the Titan almost as soon as the sub lost communications, according to a U.S. defense official. Shortly after its disappearance, the U.S. system detected what it suspected was the sound of an implosion near the debris site discovered Thursday and reported its findings to the commander on site, U.S. defense officials said.
“The U.S. Navy conducted an analysis of acoustic data and detected an anomaly consistent with an implosion or explosion in the general vicinity of where the Titan submersible was operating when communications were lost,” a senior U.S. Navy official told The Wall Street Journal in a statement. “While not definitive, this information was immediately shared with the Incident Commander to assist with the ongoing search and rescue mission.”
The Navy asked that the specific system used not be named, citing national security concerns.
I have had so many thoughts on this matter with rich people wasting their money on dangerous voyages for vanity purposes. I'm of the mindset that if you were aware of the risks and thought your money was going to protect you, said deceased shouldn't be surprised by the outcome.
The only person I feel bad for in this whole ordeal is the 19-year-old passenger who's aunt revealed that he was terrified to go on the submersible, but went to please his dad because the trip fell on Father's Day.