The Coast Guard has issued a potentially significant development regarding the case of the missing submersible. A debris field has been discovered at the ocean floor in close proximity to the Titanic wreck site.
In a Twitter post, the Coast Guard stated that they are currently evaluating the information. It remains uncertain whether the debris is connected to the OceanGate Titan, the submersible that has been missing for several days with five individuals on board. The Coast Guard has scheduled another press conference at 3:00 PM EST to discuss their findings further.
According to a report from Sky News, a friend of two of the missing individuals claimed that the debris belonged to the missing submersible, specifically identifying it as a landing frame and rear cover. However, no official confirmation has been provided to substantiate this assertion.
This update arrives on a crucial day in the search for the missing submersible, as it was estimated that the vehicle’s oxygen supply would have been depleted this morning, assuming it remained intact and operational.
The passengers of the submersible have been identified as Hamish Harding, a British businessman, Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate, Paul-Henry Nargeolet, a French explorer, Shahzada Dawood, a Pakistani businessman, and his teenage son Sulaiman. These passengers paid $250,000 each for an eight-day expedition to explore the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Safety concerns had been previously raised regarding the operation.
The submersible was declared missing when it ceased communication and failed to resurface as scheduled. The circumstances surrounding its disappearance remain unclear. With only 96 hours of oxygen available on board, an urgent search-and-rescue mission has been initiated. At this moment, we can only await further updates and express our heartfelt thoughts for the victims on board. 💔❤️
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