A submarine operated by OceanGate Expeditions has gone missing while exploring the wreckage of the Titanic off the coast of southeastern Canada. The vessel is carrying one pilot and four passengers and can remain submerged for up to 96 hours. The search for the submarine is underway, but the remote location poses challenges for the rescue operation.
Mobilizing All Options
OceanGate Expeditions, the private company operating the vessel, has stated that it is actively mobilizing all available options to rescue those on board the missing submarine. The company is working in collaboration with government agencies and deep-sea companies to reestablish contact and ensure the safety of the crew.
US and Canadian ships have converged on the area approximately 1,450 kilometers east of Cape Cod. These ships are utilizing sonar buoys capable of monitoring depths up to 13,000 feet (3,962 meters). Additionally, two aircraft, a submarine, and sonar buoys are being deployed to aid in the search for the missing vessel.
It is estimated that the submarine may have approximately 70 hours of oxygen left for those on board. The limited oxygen supply adds urgency to the search and rescue mission. Every effort is being made to locate the submarine and ensure the safety of the pilot and passengers.
Involvement of British Billionaire
Reports indicate that 58-year-old British billionaire Hamish Harding was among the individuals aboard the missing submersible. Harding had shared updates about his expedition on social media over the weekend. The involvement of high-profile individuals further emphasizes the importance of the rescue efforts.
Rescue Teams’ Commitment
Rear Admiral John Mauger of the US Coast Guard has expressed the personal commitment of the rescue teams involved in the operation. They are dedicated to doing everything possible to bring those on board the submarine back safely. The extensive assistance provided by government agencies and deep-sea companies is greatly appreciated in their efforts to reestablish contact with the submersible.
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