Deep Water Vessel Implodes 6 Miles Down

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The unmanned deep-sea research sub Nereus imploded recently while exploring one of the ocean’s deepest spots, the Kermadec Trench, located near New Zealand.

The unmanned deep-sea research sub Nereus imploded recently while exploring one of the ocean’s deepest spots, the Kermadec Trench, located near New Zealand.

For years it has served the US scientific community through its ability to navigate extreme depths more capably than most other subs.

It was built in 2008 and could operate as either a self-controlled entity or via a remote. Construction costs are said to have been around 8 million dollars.

Throughout its career, Nereus was considered a great asset to the study of some of the world’s nearly unreachable locales.

Said a spokesman at the facility that monitored its activities, "It was a one-of-a-kind vehicle that even during its brief life brought us amazing insights into the unexplored deep ocean, addressing some of the most fundamental scientific problems of our time about life on Earth."

It’s believed that Nereus succumbed to pressure as intense as 16 thousand pounds per square inch.

The craft was over 6 miles below the ocean’s surface when the crew lost communication with it.

Remote recovery attempts were unsuccessful and a physical search soon commenced.

Floating debris was found at the dive site, confirming that Nereus had sustained irreparable damage.

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