Missing submarine, time is against the rescue mission

Missing submarine.

The search for the missing submersible with five people on board has been ongoing since it disappeared on an attempted dive to visit the wreck of the Titanic. Now, time is against the rescue mission.

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Missing submarine, Titan.

The submersible, named Titan, set off on its descent Sunday but soon lost contact with its support ship as it neared the end of what was due to be a two-hour dive.

The submersible departed with 96 hours of air, according to OceanGate themselves, meaning that those oxygen tanks would likely be depleted at some point on the morning of Thursday, June 22.

A precise time is hard to know though, as it depends on a number of factors such as whether the submersible still has power and how calm those on board managed to remain.

That also assumes that the Titan is still intact, which is not guaranteed. Submersible pilot’s wife descended from Titanic victims.

Missing submarine, an element of mysticism.

Archival records reveal that Wendy Rush, the wife of Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate who piloted the submersible that went missing during a dive to the Titanic wreckage on Sunday, is a descendant of two first-class passengers who perished when the ocean liner sank in 1912.

Missing submarine, people on board.

Five people were on board the Titan submersible when it lost contact with its support ship during a dive to the Titanic wreckage site in the North Atlantic on Sunday.

Stockton Rush.
Stockton Rush.

Stockton Rush is the founder and chief executive of OceanGate Expeditions, the company that operates the missing submersible. He was piloting the vehicle.

Hamish Harding
Hamish Harding

Hamish Harding, a British businessman and explorer, was among those aboard the submersible, according to Mark Butler, the managing director of Mr. Harding’s company, Action Aviation.

Mr. Harding, 58, who holds several Guinness World Records, including one for the longest time spent traversing the deepest part of the ocean on a single dive.

Missing submarine
Paul-Henri Nargeolet

Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a French maritime expert who has been on over 35 dives to the Titanic wreck site, is one of the five people aboard the submersible that has been missing since Sunday.

Mr. Nargeolet is the director of underwater research for RMS Titanic, Inc., an American company that owns the salvage rights to the famous wreck and displays many of the artifacts in Titanic exhibitions. The company conducted eight research and recovery expeditions between 1987 and 2010.

Shahzada Dawood
Shahzada Dawood and Suleman Dawood

The British-Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son, Suleman, 19, are among those aboard the missing submersible.
Mr. Dawood is a scion of one of Pakistan’s wealthiest families, with a background in textiles and fertilizer manufacturing.

Mr. Dawood and his son had “embarked on a journey to visit the remnants of the Titanic” when contact with the vessel was lost, the statement said, asking for prayers for their safe return and privacy for the family.

Mr. Dawood is also on the board of trustees for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute. The organization said on its website that he was a resident of Britain, and a father of two children.

Missing submarine, a deplorable act.

The spectacle surrounding the rescue mission has brought along online betting. Bets are being placed on whether or not ‘Titan’ will be found before June 23rd, the reported last day of oxygen supply. Things that are, sadly, inevitable nowadays.

I am sad!


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3 thoughts on “Missing submarine, time is against the rescue mission

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    A “debris field” or unidentified wreckage has been found near the wreck of the Titanic in the area where the missing submarine “Titan” is being searched

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    The company “OceanGate” at At 9:46 p.m. Latvian time, it has officially announced that all five people in the submarine have died.

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    On Wednesday, the government branch said the debris and evidence that was recovered from the seafloor at the site of the Titan wreckage had arrived at the Canadian pier of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

    That evidence will now be transported to a US port for further analysis and testing, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Part of the evidence that will be analyzed are the presumed human remains, the release said.

    “The evidence will provide investigators from several international jurisdictions with critical insights into the cause of this tragedy,” Neubauer said in a Wednesday statement.

    “There is still a substantial amount of work to be done to understand the factors that led to the catastrophic loss of the TITAN and help ensure a similar tragedy does not occur again.”

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