A Titanic Submarine Probe that launched an attempted dive on Sunday to visit the wreck of the Titanic has run out of oxygen.
DailyLoud broke the news on Thursday, saying the Coast Guard had predicted that the sub would run out of oxygen.
The submersible that has five persons on board went missing on Sunday after it lost contact with its support mothership close to the end of the two-hour dive to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, nearly 13,000 feet below land, southeast of Newfoundland, Canada.
According to Marca, “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”.
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.
Information from OceanGate said the submersible departed with 96 hours of air (oxygen), which means that those oxygen tanks would likely finish at some point on the morning of Thursday, June 22.
Passengers confirmed dead
OceanGate, the diving company responsible for the Titanic tour trip, says all passengers aboard Titan, the submersible, are dead.
The company made the announcement in a statement on Thursday evening after debris believed to be from Titan was found near the Titanic by rescue teams.
Also, John Mauger, a US coast guard, said the submersible with five passengers suffered a “catastrophic implosion” killing everyone on board.
OceanGate in a statement said it believes the passengers of the Titanic-bound submersible have “sadly been lost”.
“We now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost,” the statement reads.