On Monday there was a great tragedy in the depths of the ocean Atlantic. Specifically, about 600 km from the coast Newfoundland in Canada It is about 3800 meters below sea level. There are leftovers Titanic An expedition went there to study and explore it thoroughly. However, nothing is known about this submarine in which five people were traveling and which is currently missing.
the boat Titan Ocean Gate missionsoffers tourists to travel to the remains of the famous ship, which are located near Newfoundland. Trip, with a total cost of $250,000. The company that owns the submarine has confirmed that it has lost its location and that the five people on board are currently missing.
The first developments in the investigation centered on trying to identify the five people inside the submarine. was one of them Paul Henry NargoletDiver in the French Navy. Two more were legendary explorers who made more than 30 dives in the rms titanic Since the eighties their names have been Stockton Rush And Shazada Daoud. The latter’s son was also traveling, Suleiman.
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The existence of the billionaire was also confirmed Hamish Hardingwhose family announced his participation in this unique journey through a message published by his stepson on Facebook.
“Thoughts and prayers for my stepfather Hamish Harding as his submarine disappeared on the Titanic exploration.” At the moment, the file Boston Coast Guard The operation has already begun to try to reach the remains of the Titanic in order to be able to locate the submarine and to find out if there are any survivors in the wreck of this ship.
How are OceanGate rescue procedures performed?
The Boston Coast Guard is the force responsible for coordinating and managing the operation already searching for the Titanic submarine from OceanGate Expeditions that was preparing to reach the remains of the Titanic, which is 3,800 meters deep. Airplanes, ships and special equipment are part of this apparatus in which they cooperate United State And Canada.
The submarine disappeared last Sunday in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, with five people on board, after a journey that lasted about an hour and 45 minutes after the start of the dive. John MawerThe US Coast Guard admiral in charge of the operation explained that the main objective remains to “locate and rescue the people on board”.
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Despite the disaster, the submarine was designed with an emergency capacity of about 96 hours of oxygen, so even if the situation is critical, there is still room to successfully carry out the rescue until Thursday. These trips usually last about 8 days and consist of different dives of about 10 hours each.
However, the area has been defined as “outlying”, a fact that complicates operations. One of the biggest problems was that the boat could not return to the surface, which meant using sonar to search under the sea. Since these submarines are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Its location is based on entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites To be able to establish communications from the high seas.
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For its part, OceanGate Expeditions communicated the following: “We are focused on the crew members of the submarine and their families. We have received extensive assistance from various government agencies and companies specializing in deep water. We are working for the safety. Return of the crew. Tension surrounding this maritime disaster has escalated In the last hours since confirming the presence of British Pole Hamish Harding on the submarine.
Who is Hamish Harding, the billionaire on the submarine?
Hamish Harding is a British aviation billionaire. is founder work group and head work aviationan international aircraft leasing company headquartered in The United Arab Emirates. This great billionaire is an inveterate adventurer who has had many similar experiences throughout his life.
Last year he was in space as part of the mission Blue originbeing one of the six astronauts who traveled on the company’s fifth flight Jeff Bezos aboard the missile New Shepherd. However, he is not only attracted to outer space and the depths, for in his eagerness to know all the limits of the planet he has made several visits to South Poleincluding one in 2016 in which he accompanied the legendary Buzz AldrinWho became the oldest person to reach this region.
In 2020, he made another trip, which included another record. He reached the South Pole with Giles HardingHis son, who was 12 years old, became the youngest person to reach the South Pole. As part of his adventures, the British explorer has earned several Guinness World Records.
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In 2019, he was part of the crew that achieved the fastest circumnavigation of the globe to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Apollo 11. They managed to set the highest speed mark in a trip to Cross North and South Poles on a business jet Gulfstream Qatar very long term.
Already in 2021, Hamish Harding and the American businessman Victor Vescovo They set two new records. The first was to The largest length was cut at the full circumference depth. The second, the longest stay at full ocean depth. His mission, carried out in Deep Challengerconsisted of traveling for 12 hours to reach the deepest point in the Mariana Trench.
On his latest expedition, the details of which are not yet known after the disappearance of the OceanGate Expeditions Titan submarine, Hamish Harding has already warned that it will be a very risky expedition. Severe weather conditions prompted the organizing company to limit the number of manned dives towards the wreck of the Titanic for this year on this single voyage. “It was Newfoundland’s worst winter in 40 years.”
Departing from San Juan de Terranova last Saturday, Harding himself was responsible for informing them on Sunday that they would attempt their first dive: “An opportunity has opened up and we’re going to try our dive tomorrow.” Now, the whereabouts of these five people are being searched tirelessly.
What does the OceanGate Expeditions submersible look like?
The name of the submarine whose whereabouts remain unknown while trying to reach the wreck of the Titanic is Titan. It is a five-person vessel with the ability to descend to depths of about 4,000 metres. Its dimensions are 670 cm x 280 cm x 250 cm.
Relying on its capacity for five people, it supports life for 96 hours and travels at three knots, that is, at a speed of more than 5 kilometers per hour. In addition to making these trips to the Titanic ruins, they are also used for surveys and inspections, research and data collection, film and media production, and deep-sea hardware and software testing.
In addition, this amazing navigation element has an integrated platform from which the submarine launches itself and returns to it after each dive to remain at rest. Now it is not known whether the submarine was floating on this platform or, on the contrary, in the depths.