Missing Titanic submersible: ‘Underwater noise’ could be sign of life British News

OceanGate Expeditions Titan submersible being towed to a dive site

Search teams heard noises below the surface while searching this morning (Image: OceanGate Expeditions)

Search teams searching for the missing have found possible signs of life Titanic submersible that disappeared en route to the ill-fated shipwreck.

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It was reported that sonar teams searching for the crew of the OceanGate ship heard “popping noises” this morning.

The discovery has raised new hopes that the passengers are still alive.

But at a depth of 12,500 feet – nearly two and a half miles – below the surface and where only two ships on Earth may be able to rescue her, time is running out to find the ship.

In a heartbreaking plea today, Jannicke Mikkelsen, one of passenger Hamish Harding’s close friends, warned: “We’re wasting time.”

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Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ program this morning, she said: ‘I’m nervous.’ I’m sick with nervousness. I’m scared, I’m worried. I’m not sleeping at the moment.

“Just hoping for good news.” “Every single second, every single minute feels like hours.”

Colonel Terry W Virts, another friend of Mr Harding’s, told BBC Radio Four this morning: ‘This is the news I’ve been waiting for all day, which is that a knock was heard on the walls during the search have.” a submersible.

“This is the best way for them to communicate with us and this is the news we were hoping for.”

“If you hear a pop, you know they’re alive.”

The submarine, named Titan, lost communications with tour operators Sunday during a trip to the shipwreck off the coast of Canada about 435 miles south of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Titan has five people on board, including British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding.

The others on board are Shahzada Dawood, his son Sulaiman, and OceanGate’s CEO and founder Stockton Rush, reportedly along with French dive pilot Paul-Henri Nargeolet.

On Tuesday, the US Coast Guard estimated the 6.7-meter (22-foot) OceanGate Expeditions vessel had just over 24 hours of air left.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday morning, “Canadian P-3 aircraft have detected underwater noise in the search area.”

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The US Coast Guard last night searched an area 13 times the size of London for missing submarines

Authorities have stepped up the search for the missing submersible (Image: Sky News/OceanGate)
Hamish Harding wrote on Facebook that he was “proud to finally announce” he would be joining the expedition (Image: Facebook)

“These ROV searches have yielded negative results but will continue.”

“In addition, the data from the P-3 aircraft has been shared with our U.S. Navy experts for further analysis, which will be considered in future search plans.”

Stockton Rush

Stockton Rush is CEO and Founder of OceanGate Inc. (Image: OceanGate)
Paul-Henri Nargeolet is one of the five ‘mission specialists’ on the sub (Image: Fivedeeps)
Shahzada Dawood is at the sub with his son Suleman (Image: World Economic Forum)

“Next you have to triangulate that sound using the frequency of sound going through the water to figure out where they are and I’m sure the sonar booms and boats are using all the different sonars to spot the Titan. ” .

“Once they have that, they can go downstairs and find out what happened.”

Rescue teams face a desperate race against time as the search for the tourist ship Titan continues disappeared from contact in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday.

According to ship operator OceanGate Expeditions, there is a maximum emergency oxygen supply of 96 hours, meaning the crew now only has the last 30 hours.

A closer look inside the Titan submersible operated by OceanGate Expeditions

A closer look at the build of the Titan submersible (Image: Metro.co.uk)

A major search and rescue operation led by the US Coast Guard and involving military aircraft is underway 900 miles east of Cape Cod.

Forces searched more than overnight last night 13,000 square kilometers to track the submarine.

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