US Coast Guard officials have revealed that the five people inside the missing submersible suffered a “catastrophic implosion,” bringing the international search for the vessel to a devastating end.

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However, the incident drew global attention. Multiple speculations regarding the Titan surfaced on the internet. Several people on social media claimed that the company OceanGate was aware of the blast on the first day, but toyed with people. They heard the explosion on the first day itself when they lost connection with the sub.

One Twitter shared a tweet regarding the speculation and said, “According to this, they heard an explosion or implosion noise when they lost contact with the Titan. So, they pretty much knew what happened days ago.”, with a clip.

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Several Twitter users reacted to the tweet. One user said, “It was all a ploy. They couldn’t publicly say “these people died” 3 days ago because of the media frenzy around it. They kept up the circus probably at the request of government agencies.”

“Idek why anyone thought there was hope. It really all was just a 2-3 day distraction from the things that really matter. Anyone willing to go that deep in the sea souls research the dangers of the deep sea. Not everything is meant to be discovered or found.”, another user tweeted.

The command ship for the submersible sent out a distress call to the US Coast Guard on Sunday, informing them that they had lost communication with the craft around 900 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The U.S. Navy responded by launching extensive operations to find the submersible.

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OceanGate in a statement condoled the tragic demise of five people who went on the expedition. The statement read, “We now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost. These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans.”