The US Navy identified the implosion
“The US Navy conducted analysis of acoustic data and detected an anomaly consistent with an implosion or an explosion in the general vicinity where the submarine Titan was operating when communications were lost,” a senior US Navy official told the Wall Street Journal. note. “While this information is not definitive, the incident commander has been made aware immediately to assist in the ongoing search and rescue mission,” he added. The Navy requested that the specific system used be unnamed, citing national security reasons
Usage: We will demobilize the research personnel on Titan within 24 hours
The US Coast Guard will begin demobilizing some of the personnel involved in the search for Titan within the next 24 hours. There are currently nine Coast Guard vessels in the search area.
Five submarine wrecks have been found
The robot used to search for Titan found five submarine wrecks near the Titanic. The US Coast Guard says so.
Coast Guard: “Catastrophic loss of pressure”
The submarine wreckage found by Titan corresponds to a “catastrophic loss of pressure”. The US Coast Guard says so.
It is likely that the submarine Titan exploded shortly after losing contact with the ship that escorted it in the landing area to the Titanic. An expert explains it to CNN on the basis of available information.
Ocean Gate: “Passengers are sadly dead”
“We believe our submarine crew is dead.” This was stated by OceanGate in a note confirming the deaths of five passengers of the submarine Titan, which has been missing since Sunday.
Wreck near the bow of the Titanic
The wreckage of the submarine, missing since Sunday, was found about 500 meters from the bow of the Titanic and was located at about 8.55 local time, 14.55 in Italy. CNN reports on it.
“Titan’s landing frame and tail cover discovered on ocean floor”
The Daily Mail reported, citing experts involved in the research, that the landing gear and stern cover of the submarine Titan were discovered at the bottom of the ocean.
This indicates that the ship suffered a “catastrophic implosion”, meaning that the submarine suffered a crack and implosion, killing all five men on board instantly.
Wreck near the Titanic. BBC: “I’m from Titan”
Among the wreckage found by the robot participating in the search for Titan, the tail section and landing frame of the lost submarine will be in the footsteps of the Titanic. The BBC reported that it quoted an expert and friend of the passengers.
US Coast Guard: “Finding some wreckage”
A robot involved in the search for Titan’s submarine found some wreckage. According to the US Coast Guard. However, it is not yet clear what wreckage was found near the Titanic: the information found by the robot is currently being checked by experts. The Coast Guard will update the status of searches at 3pm local time, 9pm Italian.
The United Kingdom sends a plane and an expert to search for Titan
The British government has announced the dispatch of an RAF military aircraft, with specialized equipment, carrying Submarine Officer Lieutenant Richard Kantaria, who has “a great knowledge of submarine warfare and diving operations”, to take part in the search for the submarine Titan and its five missing passengers near the wreck of the Titanic. The decision was made at the request of the US Coast Guard. Searches continue even if hopes of finding the missing alive are now linked to a miracle.
An underwater drone reaches the bottom of the sea
In the past half hour, it has been confirmed that two deep sea ROVs, or Remotely Operated Vehicles, have arrived at the site and one of them has reached the sea floor. The US Coast Guard said so on social media.
Passengers’ 96 hours of oxygen has expired
The 96 hours of oxygen available on Titan’s missing submarine has expired since Sunday, but experts point out that this is an inaccurate estimate and that if passengers take some precautions to consume less (eg, stay calm and not eat) they will have a few hours of autonomy. Submarine search and rescue expert Frank Owen privately explained that the oxygen estimate is based only on “a nominal amount of consumption”. However, technical opinions aside, hopes of finding the bathtub’s five occupants still alive seem to have dwindled to a flicker.
Experts: If the submarine is found, another 4 hours are needed
The chances of finding the passengers of the Titan, the Oceangate submarine that has disappeared since Sunday while diving to reach the wreck of the Titanic, are increasingly diminishing. Experts explain that searches remain unsuccessful for the time being and then, even if they are found soon, it will take at least another 4 hours to bring the submarine back to the surface and open the hatch from the outside. In a briefing from the Science Media Centre, followed by the BBC, Alistair Gregg, professor of marine engineering at University College London, and Rob Larter, marine geophysicist at the British Antarctic Survey, when asked how long it might take to bring a submarine to the surface at once, answered: “We don’t know how long it will take but in a normal operating scenario we think it will take about two hours to go down and another two hours (to come back).” Larter added that “the longer it takes, the lower the chances of success.”
The arrival of a French robot capable of diving to a depth of 6,000 meters
The French vessel Atalante with a deep-diving robot has arrived in the search area of the missing Titan submarine in the North Atlantic: Sky News writes, citing Marine Traffic. The robot is capable of diving to maximum depths of 6,000 metres. According to data collected by Marine Traffic, Atalante has slowed to six nautical knots and is about 20-30 km away from the “madra ship” Polar Prince. Dubbed Victor 6000, the robot has remote-controlled arms that can be used to cut cables or perform other maneuvers to free a stuck ship. While the vehicle can’t lift Titan to the surface on its own, it can help dock it to a ship on the surface.
Oxygen will end on the 12th today June 22nd
On Titan, the oxygen supply should end at 12 o’clock today (Italian time) but there are variables that could give the Titan crew a few more hours of autonomy. Searches intensified after picking up noises from the sea floor on Tuesday and again yesterday. We’re still not sure about the causes and sources of the sounds – which could be coming from inside the submarine – but in the meantime the search area has been expanded to an area equivalent to the surface area to about 10,000 square miles – 26,000 square kilometers – and in depth it drops to 2.5 miles, That is, about 4 thousand meters.
On board OceanGate’s flights were Britain’s Hamish Harding, Shahzada Daoud and his son, Suleiman Daoud, Pakistani, CEO and founder of OceanGate, Stockton Rush, Frenchman Paul-Henri Nargolet. Until yesterday, the US Coast Guard was able to count on the assistance of five surface vessels that participated in the search operations and today the number should increase to ten, as announced yesterday by Capt. Jimmy Frederick.
“What I can say – he explained – is that we are searching the area where the noise was detected and we will continue to do so and when we can get other remote control vehicles, in the morning, they will do the intention to continue searching the area where the noise was detected, and check if It was still being discovered.”
Royal Canadian Air Force patrol aircraft used to search for nuclear submarines have also been deployed
Added to the dozens of vehicles used in the research was a Lockheed P-3 Orion (CP-140 Aurora version) of the Royal Canadian Air Force, which is a four-engine turboprop used for hunting submarines, including nuclear submarines, and for Navy patrols. It can fly for 12 hours with a range of more than 3,000 km and can drop sound buoys and survival kits.
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