The missing Titanic submersible – which was carrying five people to the site of the Titanic wreckage off the Canada coast – went missing in the North Atlantic Ocean on Sunday. According to the US coast guard, the submersible has an oxygen supply that can last till Thursday Eastern Time if it is still intact. Reportedly, the vessel typically contains four days of emergency oxygen for a crew of five, including the pilot.
Addressing a press conference, the US coast guard said that the vessel was designed with 96 hours of sustainment capability if there was an emergency on board. “…And so we anticipate that there’s somewhere between 70 to the full 96 hours available at this point,” Rear Admiral John Mauger, Commander of the First Coast Guard District said.
According to Mauger, the air-and-sea search for the submersible that went missing on a trip to view the wreckage of the Titanic is now looking underwater as well, reported AFP. “Over the last three or four hours, we have flown multiple aircraft over the site looking for any signs of the surfacing of the submersible,” he said.
The submarine named ‘Titan’ was owned by the company OceanGate. It began its journey on June 18 (Sunday morning).