The search for the submarine, which was lost while on a touristic voyage to the wreck of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean, which crashed into an iceberg in 1912, continues.
There are 5 people on the missing submarine. It is known that the submarines are British billionaire Hamish Harding, owner of Action Aviation, which serves in the aviation industry, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Davud and his son Süleyman Davud, founder and CEO of OceanGate, the owner of the submarine, Stockton Rush, and French submarine pilot Paul Henry Nargeolet.
US Coast Guard commanders continue to lead the complex search over an area of approximately 20,000 square kilometers of ocean.
Rescuers from the Canadian navy, air force and coast guard are assisting, as well as the New York state air security.
Finally, a French research vessel joined the search.
Approximately 28 hours of oxygen left
The Titan sub is thought to be about 1,450 kilometers east and 643 kilometers south of Newfoundland’s capital, St Johns.
Contact with the submarine was lost one hour and 45 minutes after its two-hour dive into the Titanic wreck site at a depth of 3,800 meters.
About 30 hours of oxygen remained on board the Titan, according to US Coast Guard estimates.
‘Knocking sounds’ heard during call
There were reports that a Canadian search plane had detected a “hit” at 30-minute intervals from the area where the submarine disappeared.
In notes reported by both Rolling Stone and CNN “P8 [deniz aracı], heard crashing sounds in the area every 30 minutes. Four hours later, additional sonar was deployed and the crashes were still audible.” it was said.
The Boston Coast Guard, which leads the search and rescue efforts, did not comment on the matter.
What are the specs of Titan?
Titan, an extremely small submarine, measures 670 cm. in length, 280 cm. wide and 250 cm high.
Because it is so small, its passengers have to sit on the ground.
This type of navy, unlike submarines, can move with limited power. He is released overboard from a support ship and pulled back to the deck.
The Titan is controlled by a game console controller.
The Titanic was submerged in the waters of the North Atlantic
The luxury cruise liner Titanic, which was claimed to “never sink”, sailed from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, with 2,224 passengers and crew, for New York.
The ship sank into the waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on April 15, 1912.
More than 1,500 people died in the accident, some of whom froze to death in the ice-cold waters. There were only enough lifeboats for 1178 people on board. Arriving at the crash site a few hours later, the ship Carpathia had rescued 710 people.
The wreckage of the Titanic, the subject of numerous novels and movies, was discovered in 1985 by oceanographer Robert Ballard, 645 kilometers off Newfoundland. During the dives made in 1987-2004, many items were unearthed from the wreck.