‘Banging’ Noises Detected in Search for Missing Titanic Submersible
In the non-stop gripping search and rescue mission for the missing Titanic submersible, eerie “banging sounds” have been reported in 30-minute intervals emerging from the Atlantic Ocean.
This startling discovery was revealed and shared via emails with the Department of Homeland Security. The vessel went missing on June 18th, and its oxygen will run out by Thursday morning.
This news intensified the search and rescue efforts as the authorities were racing against time to locate the Titanic submersible immediately. In addition, this news somehow fueled a glimmer of hope in the desperate case.
The US Coast Guard’s search mission lead, Rear Admiral John Mauger, revealed in a press conference, “We don’t know the source of that noise.”
The Titanic submarine passengers no longer have enough oxygen to make the trip back to the surface even if they were discovered, according to estimates. #DramaAlert
In total, they have approximately 7 hours of oxygen of left. Search teams are still working around the clock. pic.twitter.com/ecnDpohjYi
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He was referring to the banging sounds that the sonar buoys picked up. Moreover, he further disclosed that the US Navy also has the data in hopes of solving the case.
As the authorities rush to find the source of the banging sounds, time is quickly running out for the people on board the ill-fated vehicle, the Polar Prince.
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The Canadian local agencies, together with the US Coast Guard (USCG), naval forces, and deep-sea organizations, are tirelessly searching the vast area of nearly 20,000 square kilometers in the quest to find the Titanic submersible.
Last night, three US military C-17 aircraft flew into the area carrying tons of specialized deep-sea equipment. In addition, there are a total of ten ships present in the search and rescue operations.
With an estimated depth of a staggering 12,500 feet, it is equivalent to almost two-and-a-half miles down the ocean’s bottom. There are only two vessels in the world that are capable of retrieving submerged vessels at such profound deepness.
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The submersible is predicted to have approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes of oxygen remaining.
What's even more disheartening is that the journey back to the surface is expected to take around 8 hours, so there may only be 1 hour and 30… pic.twitter.com/Vs41oYeRCf
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Furthermore, retired US Navy Captain Raymond “Chip” McCord shared his insights in a CNN interview. He stated that the Titanic submersible had most likely settled to the ocean’s floor due to the currents at this season.
He also shared that the US Navy has previous experiences with retrievals as deep as 20,000 feet. However, Captain McCord noted on the intense challenges the search and rescue teams are facing.
Despite these hurdles, authorities are still optimistic and determined to verify the source of the sounds. In addition, the head of the US Coast Guard rescue, Mauger, said that the authorities are persistent “as long as there’s an opportunity for survival, we will continue to search relentlessly.”
However, each passing minute narrows the chance of the crew’s survival. The families of those onboard the Titanic submersible and onlookers worldwide anxiously await any results.
Overall, the deep-sea sounds coming from the last recorded location of the Titanic submersible have sparked hope in the families of the people onboard and the rescuers.
As the rescue operations continue, the air supply of the vessel is dwindling. Every passing time intensifies the urgency of the situation. The world watches and hopes for a result that will bring relief.
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