The search for the submarine Titan, which went missing during the journey to the wreck of the Titanic in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, continues. According to CNN, search teams heard thumping sounds somewhere in the ocean on Tuesday, but the boat could not be located.
Crews searching for the Titan tourist submarine heard strikes every 30 minutes on Tuesday, and four hours later, after deploying additional sonar devices, the strikes were still heard, CNN reported, citing an internal U.S. government search memo.
The memo seen by CNN did not say what time the knocks were heard or how long they lasted.
Another update posted on Tuesday evening suggested more sounds were heard, though not described as “thumps”. “Additional acoustic feedback has been heard to assist in targeting surface resources as well as giving continued hope for survivors,” the release said.
CNN has reached out to boat operator OceanGate, the US Coast Guard in Boston and Canadian authorities for comment.
Owned by OceanGate, the ship departed from St. John’s with five people on board to visit the wreck of the Titanic, located almost 600 km from the coast Canada. However, less than two hours after immersion, contact with the boat was lost and it did not surface at the scheduled time.
According to estimates by the US Coast Guard (USCG), if the boat was not damaged, the passengers were on Wednesday around 10:00 p.m. 6 in the morning in Poland, air supply for about 30 more hours.
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