Horizon Arctic underwater vehicle searching for Titan returns to Newfoundland port

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St. John’s, N.L: A vessel with underwater vehicle that had been searching for debris from Titan submersible reportedly returned to port in St. John’s, N.L., this morning.

Carrying a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, the Canadian-flagged Horizon Arctic had been searching the ocean floor not far from the wreck of the Titanic, about 700 kilometres south of Newfoundland.

U.S.-based Pelagic Research Services, the owners of the ROV, confirmed that its team has successfully completed offshore operations and said it is removing its equipment from the Horizon Arctic after “working around the clock for 10 days.”

Destroyed in an implosion during its June 18 descent to the Titanic site, the Titan was almost four kilometres below the surface of the sea.

Following ROV’s spotting the Titan’s wreckage about 500 metres from the bow of the sunken luxury liner, all five passengers and crew were declared dead Thursday.

Information related to the ongoing investigation led by the U.S. Coast Guard cannot be provided, Pelagic Research Services reported.

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