Former British Navy officer reveals the ‘relevant period’ of the missing Titanic submarine
A search and rescue operation is underway after a submarine used to ferry tourists around the wreck of the Titanic went missing in the Atlantic Ocean.
OceanGate Expeditions, a company that offers eight-day missions to view the Titanic wreckage at a cost of $250,000 each, confirmed Monday that its submarine was lost at sea along with its crew members. crew members on board.
The exact number of people missing is still unclear, but the submarine was carrying up to five people at a time. There was no contact with the train for more than seven hours.
The company said in a statement that it is “exploring and mobilizing all options for the safe return of the crew”. Meanwhile, the Boston-based US Coast Guard is currently searching for the ship.
The Titanic, operated by the White Star Line, sank on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1912 after hitting an iceberg. More than 1,500 people died.
In recent years, people have made trips to visit the wreckage now located about 12,500 feet below the Atlantic Ocean, about 380 nautical miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
Titanic expert ‘very much hopes’ to find submarine
Larry Daley told Canada’s NTV Evening News that while deep-water diving is dangerous, the technology has improved in recent years.
“Deep diving is very dangerous but requires high skill. And with each passing year, the equipment gets better, the technology gets better,” he said. “So I’m very hopeful. I am very optimistic.”
Graeme MassieJune 19, 2023 23:16
The second submarine passenger named
Titanic expert Larry Daley, a diver at St John’s, told CBC News that one of the other members of the expedition was French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet.
Mr. Nargolet had 25 years of service in the French navy and worked with Mr. Daley on his first Titanic dive 20 years ago.
Graeme MassieJune 19, 2023 23:16
Where is the wreck of the Titanic?
The final resting place of the RMS Titanic is about 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada in the North Atlantic Ocean. It sank in 1912, killing about 1,500 people on board. Its coordinates are 41º43’32”N, 49º56’49”W.
Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 23:00
Hamish Harding talks about bad weather in Instagram post before submarine goes missing
“Due to the worst winter Newfoundland has had in 40 years, this mission could be the first and only manned mission to the Titanic in 2023. A weather window has just opened and we are going to try diving. tomorrow,” he wrote on the platform.
“We started moving from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada yesterday and plan to start diving at around 4 a.m. tomorrow. Until then, we have a lot of prep work and briefings to do.”
Graeme MassieJune 19, 2023 22:46
Five people on the missing submersible have 70 to 96 hours of oxygen left
The five people on board the submersible that went missing in the North Atlantic have an estimated 70 to 96 hours of emergency oxygen left in their vessel, the US Coast Guard said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
The submersible went missing on Sunday morning shortly after it sank while on an excursion to the wreck of the Titanic.
U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard and deploy resources to quickly find people on board within their estimated time until a potentially fatal situation.
The seaplane is estimated to have 96 hours of emergency oxygen left, and Rear Admiral John Mauger believes the people inside the submarine have between 70 and 96 hours left.
Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 22:30
The Coast Guard could not identify the ship’s members
Rear Admiral John Mauger, commander of the first US Coast Guard and leader of the search and rescue mission, said it was not possible to officially identify the members of the submersible.
“Our thoughts are with the crew members and families of those on board the submersible,” Mauger said at a news conference on Monday.
“We are doing everything we can to make sure we can locate and rescue those on board,” he added.
Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 22:15
What are OceanGate Expeditions?
OceanGate Expeditions was founded in Washington state in 2009 by American explorer and former investment banker Stockton Rush.
Trained aerospace engineer began offering underwater tours aboard specially designed submersibles developed by NASA.
In an interview with independence in 2017, he said he originally wanted to be an astronaut but then got hooked on underwater exploration.
“In the vacuum of space, there is, by definition, nothing. That means a great view, but the final frontier for new life forms and exploration is under the sea – at least for the next 200-300 years.”
Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 22:00
Deploy more resources to search for missing submersibles
The US Coast Guard says it has deployed multiple aircraft and surface equipment to search for the missing submersible in the North Atlantic.
Rear Admiral John Mauger, commander of the US Coast Guard 1st and commander of the search and rescue operation, said the US had deployed two C-130 aircraft along with another from New York. en route and Canada sent a C-130 and P8 aircraft.
Since submersibles can be on the surface or underwater, the Coast Guard has also deployed sonar buoys that can detect activity below the surface.
Some ships searching for missing submersibles are also equipped with this technology.
Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 21:54
A look at Titanic travel
The missing submersible has sparked interest in what people are looking for when they decide to embark on an expensive and potentially dangerous journey to see the wreckage of the Titanic.
Look back independenceReport from 2020 on deep sea travel around the Titanic.
Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 21:45
US Coast Guard says missing submarine area is ‘remote’
During a news conference on Monday afternoon, Rear Admiral John Mauger, commander of the US Coast Guard 1 said they were doing all they could to find the submersible but the area it will be very difficult to go missing.
“The search location is about 900 miles east of Cape Code at a depth of about 13,000 feet. It is a remote area and conducting a search in that remote area is a challenge, but we are deploying all available means to ensure we can locate the vessel and resolve the issue. save the people on board,” Mr. Mauger said.
Due to the type of watercraft in which a submersible can dive, the Coast Guard must search both above and below water as it can be in both places.
Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 21:40