Former President Tommy Remengesau Jr. returned successfully from his eight-hour trip to the bottom of Palau’s trench, to reach the bottom of the 26,246 feet deep ocean trench.

Remengesau with Victor Vescovo, a famous undersea explorer and a private equity investor, descended the Palau trench yesterday morning and came back up after 4 pm yesterday.  They were the first two people to reach the bottom of the Palau Trench.

On the 16th Saturday, Micronesian master navigator Sesarior Sewralur became the first man to reach the bottom of the Yap trench, a slightly deeper trench at 8,849 meters compared to Palau at 8,000 meters.

Both were launched from DSSV Pressure Drop, a research vessel that explores new ocean depths.

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