So, check this out: the Coast Guard just dropped the bombshell confirmation that the debris found a whopping 1,600 feet from the Titanic's bow totally belonged to the missing Titan submersible. And get this—it's a strong indication that this submersible suffered a mind-blowing catastrophic implosion on its way down to the Titanic, like, on a chilling Sunday, man.
Okay, so these submersibles are built to handle some serious deep-sea pressure, like a mind-blowing 12,500 feet below the surface. Down there, we're talking about a whopping 400 times the pressure you feel at sea level, bro.
But here's the deal: any tiny damage or defect in the submersible's hull could lead to a major leak, triggering an epic implosion under those insane pressures, yo. HITC even reported that if the pressure vessel totally failed, it would be like a freakin' small bomb going off, obliterating all the safety devices in the process, man. Crazy stuff!
Now, picture this: since Sunday, a whole bunch of rescue efforts have been going down to find the five passengers who were on board this tight 21-foot-long vessel. People were hoping they might still be alive, trapped inside, you know? But now, with this debris discovery and the likelihood of a massive implosion, chances are those poor souls didn't have to suffer for long, man. Guillermo Söhnlein, one of the founders of OceanGate, even told BBC, "If that's what happened, that's what would have happened four days ago." Heavy stuff, bro.
According to the Journal of Physics: Conference Series, this implosion would've been a split-second event, lasting only milliseconds, man. Just like back in 1961 when the USS Thresher submarine met a similar fate, they think it imploded too. Naval History Magazine even said the metal vessel would've been ripped apart like freakin' taffy, man. Total destruction happening in less than a blink of an eye, too fast for those inside to even process what was going down.
You know, an implosion is the total opposite of an explosion, bro. Instead of pressure from the inside moving outwards, you got this insane external pressure rushing in. And let's face it, there won't be much left of the submersible or its cargo after that kind of epic implosion, dude.
I mean, it's not much comfort to the families and loved ones, but at least we know they went out instantly, man. They didn't even have a clue that something was about to go down, you know? As journalist David Pogue said on CNN, "I know it's no great comfort to the families and the spouses, but they did die instantaneously. They were not even aware that anything was wrong."