When carrying tourists to the Titanic, the mini-submarine lost oxygen for 96 hours
The submarine had 5 people on board. The search operation is trying to add another vessel suitable for great depths
It was a submarine used to take tourists and experts to see the wreckage of the Titanic disappear into the ocean Atlantic with 5 people on board. remnants of the ocean lining Its depth is 3800 metres off the coast of Canada. a A rescue operation was under way in search of the small submersible “Titan”.. the company that owns the ship, Ocean Gate missions, reported the news through social networks. They confirmed from the company that he had a 96-hour oxygen supply.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia reported this The boat was “delayed” since 9:13 on Sunday, About 435 miles (700 km) south of St. John’s, Newfoundland, the Canadian port from which it departed. The search involved a Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a military aircraft, which is being conducted by the US Coast Guard from Boston. In later hours, many ships and planes joined in the search.
Ocean Gate missions Confirm the emergency. “We are extremely grateful for the extensive assistance we have received from various government agencies and deepwater companies in our efforts to reconnect with the submarine,” he said in a statement. “We are working for the safe return of the crew members.” His Twitter address is @employee
That said David Concannon, the company’s advisor Oceangate lost contact with the submarine Sunday morning. had a 96-hour oxygen supply, he said in an email to the Associated Press. It’s been 32 hours since the submarine left the surface.Concannon said at the timewho should take part in the immersion But he cannot do so to cover other liabilities of the company. Extensive search for Find a remotely operated vehicle capable of reaching 6,000 meters as quickly as possible.
According to independent specialists, Once submerged, the submarine loses all contact with the mother ship and the surface. Lacks connection and security cable With the surface and underwater, radio and telephone waves do not travel. for this reason Once submerged, the submarine is completely isolated. They can only track it from the surface by sonar. but, The BBC reported that the submarine lost contact 1 hour and 45 minutes into the dive. So this vital aspect of the problem is not clear.
this OceanGate’s third annual trip was to visit the Titanic and document the ship’s deteriorating condition Hit an iceberg and sank in 1912. Since its discovery in 1985, successive missions have documented how it has slowly succumbed to bacteria that feed on minerals.and some predicted that the ship could be gone within decades, as holes opened in its hull and sections disintegrated.
OceanGate fees are $250,000 per person for his eight-day trip, which departs Canada to see the famous shipwreck. The flight had departed from Port Saint John, Newfoundland and The submarine was released along with its crew in the wreckage area Sunday morning. All of these operations must be documented in a US court In Virginia in charge of Titanic affairs.
Unlike large submarines that leave and return to port under their own power, Small submarines require a mother ship to transport, launch and recover them. Sub called for 5 people Titan, capable of diving up to 4,000 meters “with a comfortable margin of safety,” says OceanGate. It weighs 9072 kgand he Made of “Titanium and Filament-Wrapped Carbon Fiber” It has been shown to “withstand the enormous pressures of the ocean depths,” says OceanGate.
Chris Barrya Retired admiral Of the British Navy, he said so The rescue was ‘a very difficult operation’. The actual nature of The sea floor is very undulating. The Titanic itself lies in a trench. There is a lot of debris around. So try to disperse with the specific sonar and try to target the area you want to search. With another submarine it would be really very difficult.”
submersible It provides 96 hours of “life support” for five people. It travels at three knots, about 5.5 km per hour. It has a real-time monitoring system for pressure changes and vessel safety that alerts the pilot “just in time” So you can abort the dive and return to the surface, depending on the company. The submersible can accommodate five people, which usually includes pilot, three quarter-million-dollar paying guests and a “content expert”. full wreck dive including descent and ascent, It lasts eight hours.
The Titanic, which was the largest ship at the time, hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from the English city of Southampton bound for New York in April 14, 1912. Of the 2,200 passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 people died. The remains of the liner have been extensively explored since their discovery in 1985. They were found in two parts, with Between bow and stern about 800 meters. A huge debris field surrounds the two parts from the boat
Now, what could happen to the missing submarine? BBC interview with Professor Alistair Greggof University College London, A Submersible expert. development series of scenarios about what could happen. One hypothesis is that she dropped an “underweight” after the emergency, to rise to the surface. “If there is a power outage or communication, this could happen, and the submarine would be afloat. on the roof waiting to be found”said the expert. Another scenario could be that the submarine’s hull was compromised and there was a leak. So the prognosis is not good. If you sink to the bottom of the sea and can’t get back on your own, your options are very limited. “While a submarine can remain intact, if it is more than 200 meters deep, there are very few ships that can go that deep, and certainly not divers. Vehicles designed for marine submarine rescue certainly cannot get close to the depth of the Titanic. And even if If they can, I highly doubt they can stick in the tourist submarine slot.”Greg pointed out.