Missing Titanic Submarine: ‘Mysterious Noises’ Detected In Search

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According to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), a Canadian aircraft participating in the search for the missing Titanic tourist submarine has detected peculiar sounds underwater within the designated search area. This discovery prompted the USCG in the Northeast region to share the information on Twitter and dispatch a remotely operated vehicle to investigate the source of these unusual noises. So far, despite diligent efforts, no significant findings have been uncovered. The ongoing search operation involves various agencies collaborating with the USCG.

In order to further analyze the collected data, the USCG has shared it with experts from the US Navy, who will use it to aid in future search plans. The search has already covered an extensive area of over 10,000 square miles. However, the whereabouts of the 21-foot submersible, carrying a crew of five individuals, remain unknown since its disappearance on Sunday. The purpose of the submersible’s dive was to explore the wreckage site of the Titanic, descending to a depth of approximately 12,500 feet underwater. This operation involves multiple agencies with specialized equipment and expertise, making it a complex undertaking.

Chief Petty Officer Robert Simpson refuted claims of tapping or banging noises originating from the vessel, clarifying that no sounds have been heard from the submersible. The sub had a 96-hour supply of oxygen and was expected to resurface on Sunday afternoon. However, the Canadian research vessel Polar Prince, which was in contact with the sub during its dive, reported it as overdue. The USCG acknowledged the complexity of the search and recognized the need for additional expertise and equipment to address this challenging situation.

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