Many people have wondered what an implosion may be like ever since it was reported that the OceanGate Titan submarine’s five crew members perished in it.
For better or worse, TikTok users have created their own simulations and samples of what the implosion looked like.
For those who are interested, the movies offer a somber glimpse into what transpired below the ocean’s bottom.
The fact that it is likely that they did not suffer may provide comfort to those who lost loved ones on board the Titan submarine. The modified OceanGate submersible can be seen sinking before it starts to collapse inward, like a can of Coke, in one video that @starfieldstudio shared on Twitter.
Remembering what NBC News’ Armin Cate said about what happened next: “From my understanding, the submersible imploded. In other words, the force of the water was so strong that it blew the back and the front of the submersible off.
“When you crush that tube in the middle it’s like crushing a can of Coca-Cola you might say.”
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One line from the movie reads, “The hull would immediately heat the air in the sub to around the surface of the sun’s temperature, as a wall of metal and seawater smashed one end of the boat to the other, all in around 30 milliseconds.”
“So this is essentially what happens when a submarine implodes,” the maker of another video by @sincerelybootz explains. “It’s very instantaneous as far as death when it comes to any lives that may be onboard.”
OceanGate’s CEO Stockton Rush, who was killed during the dive, allegedly disregarded or dismissed warnings about the submersible’s safety in the past.
Rob McCallum, an expert on the deep sea, has revealed his correspondence with Stockton via email. In one, he says, “I think you are potentially placing yourself and your clients in a dangerous dynamic. In your race to [the] Titanic you are mirroring that famous catch cry: ‘She is unsinkable.’”
He added, “I implore you to take every care in your testing and sea trials and to be very, very conservative.”
Stockton replied, “We have heard the baseless cries of ‘you are going to kill someone’ way too often. I take this as a serious personal insult.”
A sound compatible with an implosion was heard immediately after the submersible lost contact, according to fresh confirmation from the US Navy. It has been suggested that the submersible may not have been operating in line with international laws.
According to The Guardian, “The vessel was not registered with international agencies, nor was it classified by a maritime industry group that sets basic engineering standards. Its operators OceanGate have said this is because they believed Titan’s design was so innovative it would take years for inspectors to understand it.”
American investor Jay Bloom claimed that he and his son, like Shahzada Dawood and Suleman Dawood, came close to obtaining the positions that were finally given to the Dawoods.
I asked about safety, and Stockton said, “I expressed safety concerns and Stockton told me: ‘While there’s obviously risk — it’s way safer than flying in a helicopter or even scuba diving.’
“He was absolutely convinced that it was safer than crossing the street. I am sure he really believed what he was saying. But he was very wrong.”
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