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The tourist submarine has disappeared en route to the Titanic

The mini-submarine Titan actually disappeared Sunday morning local time, he writes BBC. Initially, they were reported to have lost contact with him during the day on Monday, but late Monday evening new information was received. During the evening, a large number of planes and ships searched for the missing submarine.

Titan was heading for the wreck of the Titanic at a depth of 3,810 meters when, 1 hour and 45 minutes later, the surface ship lost contact with the submarine. Then the submarine is still a short distance from the Titanic. depending on the company website The submarine holds oxygen for five occupants for 96 hours. On Monday evening, the oxygen remained for 72 hours.

The submarine was built Made of carbon fiber and titanium and used by Ocean Gates Expeditions to bring tourists to the place where the Titanic lay on the ocean floor.

Five people were on board the submarine when it disappeared ‘near the wreckage of the Titanic’, US Coast Guard confirms Watchman. According to Coast Guard District Commander Admiral John Mauger, who spoke to Fox News, the submarine is designed to rise to the surface if it encounters trouble.

But a day after it was lowered, it was not seen on the surface.

Even the company that Possessing the submarine, Ocean Gate confirms the submarine is missing, he writes Reuters.

One of the company's mini-submarines.

Photo: Bill Sikes/AP

British adventurer, space tourist and billionaire Hamish Harding is among the missing The Independent Which is a reference to Harding’s stepson, Brian Szasz, confirming that the father was on board.

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On June 17, Harding let go From the images and longer text that will soon accompany the thumbnail:

“I am proud to finally announce that I am part of Ocean Gate Expeditions for the RMS Titanic mission as the submarine mission specialist destined for the Titanic. Given Newfoundland’s worst winter in 40 years, this will likely be the first and only manned expedition to the Titanic in 2023, ” Facebook page June 17th.

Also a 76-year-old Frenchman The Titanic specialist writes that he may have been on board Le Figaro. Paul-Henri Nargeolet is one of the world’s leading shipwreck specialists. According to the newspaper, Nargolet had confided to his relatives before leaving that he “doesn’t trust this new submarine made of composite materials with a porthole of 60 cm in diameter, but he will go there anyway for the sake of the beauty of the trip.”

The nearly seven-meter submarine is designed to stay below the surface for 96 hours, according to the Ocean Gates Expeditions website. The average flight usually takes about eight hours, of which two hours are spent descending to the wreck.

The submarine is now lost It conducted its fifth mission in 2023, a flight that was scheduled to end on Thursday.

Anyone who wants to travel to the Titanic must be prepared to pay the equivalent of SEK 2.7 million.

Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank off Newfoundland in the western Atlantic Ocean a few hours later. About 1,500 people died.

73 years later, it was released On September 1, 1985, an American-French expedition was able to locate the wreck which is now a tourist destination.

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