As the allotted time for the remaining oxygen runs out, the search and rescue operations to find the missing Titan submersible have ramped up their efforts.
An airplane from Canada that was searching for the submarine in the Atlantic Ocean heard sporadic “banging” noises coming from the general vicinity of the spot where it was last seen. The United States Coast Guard, on the other hand, has stated that they “don’t know the source of the noise.”
The crew that was searching for the vessel on Tuesday and Wednesday heard banging noises every half an hour for the first four hours on Wednesday.
The US Coast Guard confirmed to The Independent that the oxygen supply is anticipated to run out at 1pm UK time on Thursday. Additional support has arrived this morning to help with the search, and the US Coast Guard has verified that the oxygen supply will run out at that time.
On board the Titan are OceanGate Expeditions CEO and founder Stockton Rush, British millionaire adventurer Hamish Harding, world-famous French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, who is 19 years old.
On Sunday morning, the submersible left its support vessel and dove into the sea in order to make its way to the ruins of the Titanic, which is located at a depth of 12,500 feet. After what seemed like an eternity and a half, the Titan finally lost communication with its surface ship, the Polar Prince.