Titanic tourist submarine goes missing

Titanic tourist submarine goes missing

Mon, 19/06/2023 - 15:48
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A submersible used to take tourists to view the wreck of the Titanic has gone missing in the Atlantic Ocean, BBC reports.

The missing submersible is believed to be OceanGate's Titan sub, which can reach depths of up to 4,000m and has 96 hours of life support available for a crew of five.

Paying tourists can take trips in small submarines to see the sunken wreck of the Titanic.

According to BBC, OceanGate Expeditions, a private company that organises deep sea expeditions, confirmed in a statement that it owned the missing submersible and people were on board.

The Boston Coastguard told the BBC a search and rescue operation to find the submersible was underway.  OceanGate Expeditions says it is getting extensive assistance from several government agencies and deep-sea companies as it tries to regain contact with the missing sub.

Both US and Canadian naval surveillance aircraft are currently searching for it, including a highly-sophisticated P8 Poseidon aircraft with underwater detection capabilities.


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