Here are the details:

– Debris found about 1,600ft from Titanic
-‘Consistent with catastrophic implosion’
– All five crew members confirmed dead
– Unclear whether bodies will be recovered
– ‘Banging sounds’ were not from the sub
– Implosion happened early, exact time unknown
– Cause of the accident being investigated

Victims:

– Shahzada Dawood, Pakistani-British billionaire
– Suleman Dawood, his 19-year-old son
– Hamish Harding, UK billionaire and explorer
– Paul-Henry Nargeolet, Titanic expert
– Stockton Rush, sub pilot and OceanGate CEO

OceanGate released  a statement :responding to the discovery of the destroyed submersible:

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. Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and joy they brought to everyone they knew.

This is an extremely sad time for our dedicated employees who are exhausted and grieving deeply over this loss. The entire OceanGate family is deeply grateful for the countless men and women from multiple organizations of the international community who expedited wide-ranging resources and have worked so very hard on this mission.

We appreciate their commitment to finding these five explorers, and their days and nights of tireless work in support of our crew and their families. This is a very sad time for the entire explorer community, and for each of the family members of those lost at sea.

We respectfully ask that the privacy of these families be respected during this most painful time.

According to the BBC:

Dive expert David Mearns told the BBC the president of the Explorers Club – which is connected to the diving community – says the debris includes “a landing frame and a rear cover from the submersible”.

 

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