Rescue mission launched to locate missing submarine at Titanic wreckage

Rescue mission launched to locate missing submarine at Titanic wreckage

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In a gripping race against time, a search and rescue mission has been launched in the North Atlantic to locate a missing submarine that was on an expedition to explore the legendary wreckage of the RMS Titanic. The U.S. Coast Guard, alongside military and civilian partners, is tirelessly working to bring back the five individuals aboard the submersible safely.

According to a report by CBS, the expedition, led by OceanGate Expeditions, a renowned deep-sea exploration company, aims to unlock the mysteries of the Titanic’s resting place, which lies approximately 2.4 miles beneath the sea surface. The company’s state-of-the-art submersible, The Titan, is the only vessel capable of reaching such depths with a crew of five.

During a dive on Sunday morning, contact with the submarine was lost just over an hour into its descent. The crew of the supporting vessel, Polar Prince, reported the unsettling incident, prompting an immediate search and rescue operation. Rear Admiral John Mauger, speaking at a press conference, confirmed the presence of an operator and four mission specialists aboard the missing sub.

Coordinated efforts have been deployed both in the air and on the water. A C-130 crew, equipped with advanced search capabilities, scours the vast expanse of the North Atlantic, approximately 900 miles off Cape Cod. Additionally, the Rescue Coordination Center Halifax has deployed a P8 Poseidon aircraft, renowned for its underwater detection capabilities. Sonar buoys have also been strategically placed in the water to listen for any signals from the submarine.

According to the CBS report, the last time the company tweeted about the Titanic expedition was June 15.