Missing Titan Submersible: US Coast Guard Finds Debris Field On Ocean Floor
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In a crucial development in the ongoing search for the missing Titanic tourist submersible, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has uncovered a significant debris field, as announced by the US Coast Guard on Thursday.

Search teams dedicated to locating the submarine made the discovery, and the findings are currently under evaluation, according to the US Coast Guard.

The US Coast Guard said, “A debris field was discovered within the search area by an ROV near the Titanic. Experts within the unified command are evaluating the information.”

The discovery of the debris field marks a significant breakthrough in the search for the missing submersible, potentially providing crucial clues and insights regarding its location and condition.

In the meantime, the Coast Guard has scheduled a press briefing for Thursday to discuss the findings from the Horizon Arctic’s remote-operated vehicle (ROV) on the sea floor near the Titanic wreck.

Despite concerns that the submersible’s oxygen supply may have been depleted, the multinational mission to locate the craft remains focused on finding the crew alive. The initial estimation of the Titan’s four-day breathable air supply was approximate and could be extended if the passengers have implemented measures to conserve air. However, the fate of the crew remains unknown since the submersible’s disappearance.

Intensive search and rescue operations are currently underway to locate the missing vessel, Titan, which lost communication with tour operators on Sunday, June 18th. The submersible carried five passengers, including British billionaire and adventurer Hamish Harding, Pakistani-born businessman Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleman, French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and Stockton Rush, the founder and CEO of OceanGate. Notably, they each paid USD 250,000 for an eight-day trip.

Weighing 20,000 pounds (9,071 kilograms), the Titan exceeds the lifting capacity of the U.S. Navy’s Flyaway Deep Ocean Salvage System, which is designed to lift up to 60,000 pounds (27,216 kilograms), as stated on the Navy’s website.

Source: With Agencies

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