Local Congressman Weighs In On Titanic Expedition Financial Burdens

Courtesy: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Over a week ago, a submersible on a expedition to the remains of the Titanic went missing, after days of searching it was found, destroyed. We talk to our local congressman in an exclusive interview about the financial burdens this is causing. 

A once in a lifetime adventure ended in tragedy, as a Titanic bound submersible lost contact an hour and 45 minutes after launching from St. John’s Newfoundland.

After a five day search, debris from the Titan submersible was found about 1600 feet from the bow of the Titanic, 13,000 feet below the ocean’s surface.

It is assumed that all five passengers, including CEO Stockton Rush who co-founded the submersible service company are dead.

The U.S Navy reports that they detected the implosion in the area where the submersible was lost.

Now that things have calmed down, we are seeing the financial impact by the search and now recovery mission. With estimates in the millions of dollars.

Currently there are multiple investigations underway to figure out what led to the catastrophic implosion costing even more.

Our local Congressman, Nick Langworthy says that enough is enough.

“We have to respond to tragedy, but this response is over as far as I’m concerned,“ explained Congressman Langworthy. “We know the fate of the Titan. These were people that were of great means, spent a quarter of a million dollars a ticket to go on some very risky tourism. I’m very sorry they lost their lives, you hate to see anyone meet an untimely demise, but now we’ve got other people theoretically risking their lives, us spending hellish amounts of American resources to try to do investigations here. I think this is a little silly, we know what happened, and I think that should close matters.”    

The local Congressman has been lockstep in making sure U.S. funds are being spent accordingly.


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