Lost Submarine Titanic Confirmed Running out of Oxygen Supply

  • Publish date: Thursday، 22 June 2023
Lost Submarine Titanic Confirmed Running out of Oxygen Supply

Concerns have risen for the five passengers on board the lost Titanic submersible as reports indicate that their available oxygen reserves have been run out.

The Titan submarine, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, was equipped with a sufficient oxygen supply to last the five men on board for a duration of four days, which is equal to 96 hours, in case of an emergency.

According to the timeline provided by US Coast Guard officials, rescue teams had until Thursday, 8 am ET (1 pm UK time), to reach the stranded individuals before their chances of survival ran out.

The Titan submersible left its mother ship, the Polar Prince, at approximately 8 am ET on Sunday, embarking on a journey 13,000 feet beneath the surface to explore the wreckage of the Titanic, according to the US Coast Guard.

After only one hour and 45 minutes since its last contact with the support vessel, the submersible failed to resurface at the expected time of 3 pm EDT. Reports of the missing craft were received by the US Coast Guard at 5:40 pm EDT.

The passengers on board were identified as Stockton Rush, CEO and founder of OceanGate, Hamish Harding, a British billionaire explorer, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a renowned French diver, and Shahzada Dawood, a Pakistani businessman, along with his 19-year-old son Suleman Dawood.

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