A search and rescue operation is underway for a missing submarine that was carrying tourists to the Titanic shipwreck. The submarine, a 21-foot submersible operated by underwater tourism company OceanGate, was reported overdue on Monday after contact was lost 1 hour and 45 minutes into its dive on Sunday afternoon.
The submersible was carrying five people, including British explorer Hamish Harding, a French military veteran and submarine expert, and three crew members. The submersible has the capacity to be submerged for 96 hours, but it is unclear whether it is still underwater or has surfaced and is unable to communicate.
The US Coast Guard is leading the search for the missing submarine, and they have been joined by Canadian and British authorities. The search is being conducted in a remote area of the North Atlantic, about 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
The search has been hampered by bad weather, and there have been few signs of the missing submarine. However, the Coast Guard has said that they will continue the search until they have exhausted all possibilities.
As time passes, hopes of finding the missing submarine and its passengers alive are fading. However, the search continues, and the Coast Guard is hopeful that they will find the submarine and bring its passengers home safely.
Despite these challenges, the search teams are determined to find the missing submarine and its passengers. They are using a variety of resources, including aircraft, ships, and underwater robots, to search the area. They are also working with experts from the Titanic Historical Society and other organizations to help them with the search.
The search for the missing submarine is a race against time. The submarine’s oxygen supply is limited, and the longer it is underwater, the less likely it is that the passengers will survive. However, the search teams are hopeful that they will find the submarine and bring its passengers home safely.