Coast Guard, partner agencies review Titan evidence

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) and the French Marine Casualty Investigation Authority (BEAmer) conducted an evidence review of recovered Titan submersible debris in Newport, R.I., on Nov. 8.

Investigators from the Coast Guard, NTSB, TSB and BEAmer were on site to examine the collected evidence for their respective parallel safety investigations. Titan and the five men aboard were lost on June 18 during a deep dive in the North Atlantic Ocean to view the wreck of the liner Titanic.

Coast Guard marine safety engineers survey the aft titanium endcap from Titan after it was recovered from the North Atlantic on Oct. 1. National Transportation Safety Board photo

“This effort underscores the importance of international and interagency coordination in marine casualty investigations. Our partnerships with NTSB, TSB and the French Marine Casualty Investigation Authority enabled a thorough examination of the international incident, promoting safety and transparency,” said Jason Neubauer, Coast Guard chairman for the Titan Marine Board of Investigation (MBI).

The MBI will continue its evidence analysis and witness interviews as part of the ongoing investigation, leading up to a public hearing addressing the tragedy.

Updates regarding the investigation will be posted on the Titan Submersible Marine Board of Investigation webpage.

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By Professional Mariner Staff