The US Coast Guard has confirmed that a debris field on the ocean floor has been discovered in the search operation for the missing Titan submersible.
The whole situation has left the internet terrified…
The search for the missing submersible Titan, which went missing on Sunday while on a mission to survey the wreckage of the Titanic, has been focused on an area where Canadian aircraft detected underwater noises on Tuesday and again on Wednesday.
“Officials said the field had been found by Odysseus 6k, a remote operated vehicle (ROV) deployed by the Canadian vessel, the Horizon Arctic, that can dive 20,000ft underwater,” Daily Mail reported.
Right now, the experts are evaluating the situation and will soon share an update.
“Experts within the unified command are evaluating the information,” the Coast Guard said.
It has yet to be evaluated if if this debris field is connected to the missing submersible. The Coast Guard said it will hold a press briefing at 3 p.m. ET to “discuss findings from the Horizon Arctic’s ROV on the sea floor near the Titanic.” Per CNN.
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“Today will be a critical day in this search and rescue mission, as the sub’s life support supplies are starting to run low,” Guillermo Sohnlein, the co-founder of OceanGate, the company operating the expedition, stated earlier today.
The frantic international search entered a more desperate phase today as the oxygen supply on the missing tourist submersible dwindled.
The five passengers on board the Titan are out of oxygen now, and the U.S. Coast Guard estimated that they could have run out of air at 7:10 a.m. ET. The exact location of the submersible and the condition of the passengers remain unknown, even as the search intensifies with new ships joining the effort.
The US Coast Guard says a debris field has been found near the Titanic as rescuers search for missing submersible Possible implosion. #Titan #submarino #submarinemissing #titanicsubmarine pic.twitter.com/6HQ2dVRodP
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A submersible disappeared during a mission to survey the wreckage of the Titanic. The vessel has a 96-hour supply of oxygen, meaning it could run out of air this morning. The Coast Guard is continuing its search.
The search expanded yesterday after crews heard “underwater noises.” The search area is twice the size of Connecticut and 2.5 miles deep.
The people on board have been identified as Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate Expeditions; British billionaire Hamish Harding; French dive expert Paul Henry Nargeolet; and prominent Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman.
Titanic sub’s “landing frame and a rear cover” among the debris found, dive expert and friend of passengers tells BBC https://t.co/2bvPzllhME
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The limited number of crafts capable of reaching such depths and the difficulties associated with attaching and towing the submersible to the surface have been noted by experts.
The families of the five people on board are yet to issue any public statements about the debris discovery.
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