Off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, searches are still underway for the submarine used to allow tourists to observe the wreck of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean. To brief everyone on the situation, it was the Boston Coast Guard, which did not say if there were tourists on board, while OceanGate Expeditions, a private tour operator, confirmed that it owned the missing submarine and spoke of people. From the crew: “We are exploring and mobilizing all options to get the crew back to safety. We turn our attention to the submarine crew members and their families.
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Excursions to see the wreck of the Titanic cost $250,000, just under €230,000, and lasted eight days, “a chance to get away from everyday life and discover something truly extraordinary.” According to its website, it is currently conducting one flight and two are scheduled for June 2024. Five people can travel on the submarine, including the pilot, three guests and an “expert”. The descent and ascent from the place where the Titanic sank on the evening of April 14, 1912 usually lasts eight hours.
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No communication has been reported at this time with the Titan submarine, which had no crew and no tourists on board. The company responded, “We are very grateful for the assistance we have received from some government agencies and companies operating on the high seas in our efforts to reestablish contact with the submarine.” The boat has a tonnage of 10,432 kilograms, and according to what can be read on the company’s website, the boat can go as deep as four thousand meters, with 96 hours of life support for five people.
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