How the unconventional design of the Titan sub may have destined it for disaster


BOSTON (AP) — The deadly implosion of the Titan submersible raises questions about whether the vessel exploring the Titanic wreckage was destined for disaster because of its unconventional design and its creator's refusal to submit to independent checks that are standard in the industry.

All five people aboard the Titan died when it was crushed near the world's most famous shipwreck, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mauger said Thursday, bringing an end to a massive multinational search that began Sunday when the vessel lost contact with its mother ship in the unforgiving North Atlantic.


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