A watercraft, with five passengers on board, has been missing since it was sent out on Sunday to explore the site of the Titanic shipwreck in the North Atlantic. Following the incident, the United States Costal Guard confirmed that “underwater noises” were identified while conducting the search in the seafloor.
According to information provided by American magazine Rolling Stone, the noises that are heard under the sea resemble bangs, and occurred at an interval of, approximately, 30 minutes. However, the remotely operated ships deployed for the search had “negative results,” as the detected sounds had been proved “inconclusive.”
The missing titanium watercraft, called the Titan, was used by a Canadian expedition ship to explore 13,000 feet down to the shipwreck of the Titanic site, on the ocean floor of Newfoundland. However, contact with the ship was lost approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes after it initiated its descent. Additionally, officials stated that the submersible only has an estimated 96-hour oxygen supply which could be running out today, Thursday. Still, officials in charge of the investigation said that the quantity of supply is still uncertain.
Moreover, another fact that complicates the operation is that, given the case that the Titan is right on the seafloor, the rescue could imply more difficult conditions due to the depth of the location the submarine could be at. Officials in charge of the investigation are still putting all their efforts into solving the case, and have not shared speculations or conclusions on the final result of the search.