- A search operation is underway to locate a Titanic Submarine carrying five members that went missing during a voyage to observe the remains of the Titanic.
- The U.S. Coast Guard reported that the submarine lost communication 1 hour and 45 minutes after its dive on Sunday.
- Authorities have stated that the vessel has approximately 70 to 96 hours of life support available.
- According to information shared on social media and a statement from the family, the passengers include a British adventurer, a French diver, and a Pakistani father and son.
- The Titanic wreckage is situated nearly 13,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, southeast of Newfoundland, Canada.
A new rescue operation for the Titanic Submarine is currently in progress in the vicinity of the former Titanic disaster site.
Over 110 years have passed since the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic, claiming the lives of over 1,500 individuals and giving rise to numerous tales. Now, a different incident unfolds in that perilous region– a submarine has disappeared, contrasting the scale of a grand ocean liner.
According to CBS News, OceanGate Expeditions leads a remarkable underwater expedition, transporting passengers to the location of the Titanic’s tragic collision. Participants have the unique opportunity to witness the ship remnants and capture moments of historical significance while documenting its gradual deterioration. Unfortunately, a recent excursion has encountered unexpected complications.
Reports state that the U.S. Coast Guard of Boston has initiated a search and rescue mission to retrieve a submarine en route to the Titanic site.
Search and Rescue Mission for Titanic Submarine Underway Near Titanic Crash Site
As reported by CBS News, the Coast Guard is currently deploying aid to the immediate oceanic region. Interestingly, this area falls under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard of Boston due to maritime law, coincidentally overlapping with the location where the Titanic tragically sank. OceanGate, the company responsible for the expedition, expressed their utmost concern for the well-being of the submarine’s crew members and their families in a statement obtained by BBC.
OceanGate also conveyed their deep gratitude for the extensive support received from various government agencies and deep-sea companies, as they strive to reestablish communication with the submersible.
“Our entire focus is on the crewmembers in the submersible and their families,” OceanGate said. “We are deeply thankful for the extensive assistance we have received from several government agencies and deep sea companies in our efforts to re-establish contact with the submersible.”
In a recent tweet, the deep-sea travel company shared an image from the expedition. However, the company’s last tweet related to the trip was posted on June 15, four days prior to the news emerging about the search and rescue operation.
Check Out New Photos and Videos of the Titanic Wreckage: Update by PEOPLE
For those intrigued by the remnants of the Titanic but not inclined towards underwater exploration, fresh photographs of the wreckage continue to be accessible.
In February, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of James Cameron’s Titanic, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution unveiled recently captured footage of the Titanic Shipwreck, granting a glimpse inside the Chief Officer’s cabin.
Prior to that, OceanGate, the company overseeing the submarine expedition, released groundbreaking “8K video footage” showcasing unprecedented details of the RMS Titanic’s remains. The video revealed previously unseen aspects of the ship’s wreckage.
As the fate of the ongoing submarine mission remains uncertain, observers eagerly anticipate updates from the Coast Guard of Boston.
According to the BBC, individuals interested in joining the submarine voyage can secure a seat for a substantial price of $250,000 per participant.