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Missing submersible Titanic Live updates: ‘Titan,’ the missing submersible, began descent at 8 am on Sunday, and was due to resurface 7 hours later.
FILE PHOTO: The Titan submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions to explore the wreckage of the sunken SS Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland, dives in an undated photograph. (via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The Titan submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions to explore the wreckage of the sunken SS Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland, dives in an undated photograph. (via REUTERS)

Titanic submersible news Live Updates: All five people on the vessel died after a "catastrophic implosion" in the ocean depths, ending a multinational search-and-rescue operation.  The submersible, which began its descent at 8:15am ET (7:15pm IST) on Sunday and was due to resurface 7 hours later. The tourist vehicle lost communication with its mothership in less than 2 hours of its trip to survey the remains of the Titanic, which sunk in April 1912, and is more than two miles (nearly 4 kilometers) below the surface of the North Atlantic....Read More

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June 23, 2023 8:04 AM IST

Things in common between sinking of Titanic and Titan submersible implosion

The wife of the man piloting the OceanGate tourist submersible when it imploded during this week's dive to the Titanic wreckage site is a descendant of a wealthy couple who died when the ocean liner sank in 1912.

Archival records show that Wendy Rush, the wife of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, is the great-great-granddaughter of Isidor and Ida Straus, The New York Times reported Thursday. Straus was a retailing magnate who co-owned Macy's department store.

Also, social media users rushed to conclude that just as designer of Titanic Thomas Andrews, who sank with the ship, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush also sank with the submersible both at the same spot.

June 23, 2023 7:34 AM IST

Titan submersible tech ‘sounded bad on its face’: James Cameron

Renowned movie director James Cameron has expressed his regret for not flagging the ‘horrible idea’ to carry out the Titanic wreck exploration using the Titan submersible. In an interview, he said that he found the hull design – a watertight enclosure used to provide protection to the ship or in this case, the vessel – risky.

"I thought it was a horrible idea. I wish I'd spoken up, but I assumed somebody was smarter than me, you know, because I never experimented with that technology, but it just sounded bad on its face," he told Reuters.

June 23, 2023 7:19 AM IST

Who among 5-member crew was known as ‘Mr. Titanic’

Among the five members who were onboard the ill-fated Titan submersible, which had a ‘catastrophic implosion’, French pilot Paul-Henry Nargeolet was known as ‘Mr Titanic’. He participated in multiple expeditions to the Titanic wreck and was widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts on the site, earning the nickname. 

The 77-year-old had completed dozens of submersible dives to the crash site, leading the first recovery expedition to the Titanic in 1987 after joining the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea.

June 23, 2023 7:06 AM IST

Titan submersible: Deep-sea robots' search continues. What we know so far

The desperate search to find the missing Titan submersible turned into a recovery effort Thursday after officials announced that the vessel imploded sometime this week, killing all five aboard, near the Titanic shipwreck. Read more

June 23, 2023 7:01 AM IST

Titan's crew killed after vessel’s catastrophic implosion

The five crew members on the missing submersible that was headed to the Titanic died from a “catastrophic implosion” of their vessel.

The US Coast Guard drew that conclusion after examining debris found underwater earlier Thursday by a remotely operated vehicle. The debris was found 1,600 feet (488 meters) from the bow of the Titanic.

“We immediately notified the families,” Rear Admiral John Mauger said at a briefing in Boston. “On behalf of the US Coast Guard and the entire unified command, I offer my deepest condolences.”

June 23, 2023 6:21 AM IST

Family of British-Pakistani father and son on Titanic sub express 'profound grief'

Family of British-Pakistani father and son on Titanic sub express 'profound grief', reports AFP.

June 23, 2023 5:45 AM IST

Teen aboard the Titanic sub was ‘terrified’ but wanted to make his father happy

Azmeh Dawood, the older sister of businessman Shahzada Dawood, revealed in an interview that her 19-year-old nephew, Suleman, had expressed reluctance and fear about the trip before boarding the Titan vessel off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Read more

June 23, 2023 5:28 AM IST

A Titanic expert, an adventurer, a CEO, and a father and son were killed in Titan's implosion

A renowned Titanic expert, a world record-holding adventurer, two members of one of Pakistan's wealthiest families and the CEO of the company leading an expedition to the world's most famous shipwreck were killed aboard the Titan submersible when it imploded in the Atlantic Ocean sometime this week.

The US Coast Guard on Thursday said there were no survivors after the catastrophic implosion deep in the North Atlantic.

June 23, 2023 5:03 AM IST

Family of British businessman Hamish Harding pay tribute

"He was a passionate explorer -- whatever the terrain -- who lived his life for his family, his business and for the next adventure," the statement said, describing Harding as a "loving husband and a dedicated father to his two sons".

June 23, 2023 4:52 AM IST

There was a 8-hour delay before exploration members reported Titan sub missing

Questions remain about the eight hours between when the Titan lost communication with the surface and when its Canadian support vessel reported it missing to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The time delay has yet to be explained by the company that owns the submersible, OceanGate Expeditions, AP reports.

June 23, 2023 4:43 AM IST

Who were on board ill-fated Titan submersible?

A renowned Titanic expert, a world record-holding adventurer, two members of one of Pakistan's wealthiest families and the CEO of the company leading an expedition to the world's most famous shipwreck were killed aboard the Titan submersible when it imploded in the Atlantic Ocean sometime this week. Read in detail

June 23, 2023 4:21 AM IST

What ‘Titanic’ director James Cameron has to say on submersible deaths?

"Titanic" director and renowned deep-sea explorer James Cameron said many warnings were ignored about the safety of the tourist submersible that imploded near the famous shipwreck, killing five people. Read full report here

June 23, 2023 3:32 AM IST

What is catastrophic implosion, likely cause behind the death of all aboard Titan sub?

A catastrophic implosion refers to the collapse or failure of a structure or vessel caused by overwhelming internal pressure. When the pressure within a confined space becomes too much for the structure to bear, it gives way suddenly and forcefully, leading to a catastrophic collapse.

June 23, 2023 1:14 AM IST

Titan sub search latest updates: US coast Guard confirms all five crew members are dead

The US Coast Guard officials said during a news conference Thursday that they've notified the families of the crew of the Titan, which has been missing for several days. Debris found during the search for the vessel “is consistent with a catastrophic implosion of the vessel,” said Rear Adm. John Mauger of the First Coast Guard District, PTI reported.

June 23, 2023 12:21 AM IST

Titan sub search latest update: Has the craft collapsed?

A debris field that was found near the wreckage of the Titanic in the North Atlantic has been assessed to be from the missing Titan submersible's external body, CNN reported citing sources. The search for the crew capsule of the Titan vessel continues, the report claimed citing a memo. Read more

June 23, 2023 12:03 AM IST

A recap: When did the Titan go missing?

The Titan submersible went for the expedition on Sunday morning, and its support vessel lost contact with it about an hour and 45 minutes later, according to the Coast Guard.

June 22, 2023 11:04 PM IST

‘Debris field= break-up of submersible’: Expert's shocking revelations on Titan

As a "debris field" was discovered in the search for Titan, a rescue expert told Sky News that the missing submersible's landing frame and rear cover have been found. The US Coast Guard said that it is evaluating the information.

June 22, 2023 10:43 PM IST

Daughter of missing Titanic explorer hopeful: 'He knew how to handle problems'

Nargeolet said she was confident her father, French oceanographer Paul-Henri Nargeolet, would have managed the situation well.

June 22, 2023 10:20 PM IST

Titan submersible missing: These past deep-sea rescues highlight challenges in search op

Search and rescue efforts continue to find the missing Titan submersible. These past deep-sea rescues highlight the challenges in the search operation.

June 22, 2023 9:50 PM IST

US Coast Guard to hold press conference after breakthrough in search op

With the news of a debris field being found in the search operation to locate the missing Titan submersible, the US Coast Guard will hold a press conference at 20:00 GMT.

June 22, 2023 9:22 PM IST

US Coast Guard finds debris field near Titanic, experts evaluating

US Coast Guard said Thursday that a debris field was discovered within the search area by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) near the Titanic. the experts within the unified command are evaluating the information.

June 22, 2023 8:44 PM IST

French robot Victor engaged in search operation

The French robot Victor 6000 has two mechanical arms which can carry out extremely delicate manoeuvres such as cutting or removing debris.

June 22, 2023 7:47 PM IST

UK submariner, equipment join hunt for Titan

A Royal Navy submariner as well as equipment from a UK firm will help the search operation for the missing Titanic submersible, BBC reported

June 22, 2023 7:18 PM IST

Expert in forensic geosciences on missing Titan submersible: ‘Always a chance…never zero but’

Jamie Pringle, an expert in forensic geosciences at Keele University in the United Kingdom says the first 24 hours are critical in these kinds of rescue operations and that time period has long passed. “So there’s always a chance. It’s never zero. But I think obviously the longer the time elapses, the lower the chance of success,” he said.

June 22, 2023 7:02 PM IST

British Marine biologist lays out challenges in locating lost submersible

Rob Larter, a marine geophysicist with the British Antarctic Survey, said in London on Thursday that it’s incredibly difficult to find an object the size of the Titan in a totally dark environment. “…it’s not going to be found with active sonar from a surface ship…a towed or autonomous vehicle that’s near the seafloor may help… but even those vehicles can see just a matter of meters.”

June 22, 2023 6:42 PM IST

French deep sea robot joins search mission

A French deep sea robot that can dive to depths of 6,000 meters has joined the search operation to rescue five onboard the missing Titan submersible.

June 22, 2023 6:35 PM IST

Redditor shares unseen pics of Titan submersible taken in 2019

A Redditor has shared a series of unseen images of the vessel that they took a few years ago.

June 22, 2023 6:13 PM IST

Pakistan businessman, son are among 5 aboard missing Titan submersible

The 21-foot tourist craft, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, began its descent on Sunday but lost contact with the surface less than two hours later. Who are onboard?

June 22, 2023 5:53 PM IST

Submarine vs submersible: What's the difference?

Though the two sound similar, and are related to water, they are not the same, or even similar. Read more

June 22, 2023 5:26 PM IST

The current situation is ‘bleak,’ says ex-UK Navy captain

“The outlook is bleak, that's the only word for it, as this tragic event unfolds and and almost the closing stages of where this changes from a rescue to a salvage mission,” says Ryan Ramsey, a former submarine captain from the UK's Royal Navy, to The Guardian. 

June 22, 2023 5:00 PM IST

Even if sub is found, it will take ‘hours’ to reach it: BBC

According to the BBC, even if the submersible is located, it will take rescue teams ‘hours’ to reach the vessel.

June 22, 2023 4:42 PM IST

Deepsea diving robot brought near Titanic's wreck

A French research ship, equipped with an unmanned robot able to search deep under water, has arrived near the Titanic, looking for the lost vessel.

June 22, 2023 4:24 PM IST

Submersible built to 'come back up' after 24 hours, says investor

Titan, the missing vessel, has been designed in such a way that it can return to the surface in 24 hours, says Aaron Newman, an OceanGate investor.

June 22, 2023 3:59 PM IST

Safety concerns raised in 2018 as well

In March 2018, Will Kohnen, chairman of peer-review group Marine Technology Society (MTS), wrote to Stockton Rush, the OceanGate CEO who is among the missing passengers, and said there were ‘widespread concerns’ around the Titan, the missing submersible.

June 22, 2023 3:21 PM IST

Submersible left with oxygen till 7:15pm IST

Titan has oxygen supply till 7:15pm IST. It went missing on Sunday at 1:45pm GMT/8:45am ET (7:15pm IST) and has emergency oxygen for a maximum of 96 hours.

June 22, 2023 2:52 PM IST

‘Miracles do happen’

Deep-sea expert Dr David Gallo, a friend of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush who is among those on board, tells Good Morning Britian that a ‘miracle is needed, but miracles do happen.’

June 22, 2023 2:26 PM IST

Less than 4 hours of oxygen left

Rescuers have intensified their search as the clock ticks down, with just 4 more hours of emergency oxygen left. The vessel had total 96 hours of emergency oxygen.

June 22, 2023 1:58 PM IST

Missing CEO Rush's wife a descendant of Titanic survivors: NYT

According to an NYT report, the wife of Stockton Rush, one of the 5 Titan passengers, is a descendant of two people who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Rush is the CEO of OceanGate, to which the missing vessel belongs.

June 22, 2023 1:31 PM IST

Multi-nation operation underway to trace Titan

At least three countries – Canada, France, and the US – are carrying out the operation to find and rescue the crew of the submersible.

June 22, 2023 1:12 PM IST

‘Bets’ being placed on odds of the missing sub being found

According to Dexterto, ‘bets’ are being placed on the odds of the missing vessel being found.

June 22, 2023 1:00 PM IST

Missing Pakistani tycoon previously survived a ‘plane plunge’

Shahzad Dawood, who, along with this 19-year-old son, is among 5 passengers of Titan, survived a horror ‘plane plunge’ in 2019, according to his wife. Read more

June 22, 2023 12:38 PM IST

‘Not sure if noises are a signal of life’

The United States Coast Guard, which is involved in the search and rescue operations, has, however, said that it is still ‘unclear’ if these ‘banging noises’ are a ‘true signal of life.’

June 22, 2023 12:17 PM IST

What could be the source of the noise?

According to ocean expert Matt Dzieciuch, the noise may be emanating from sources such as fish, other animals, and human-made instruments.

June 22, 2023 12:05 PM IST

‘Underwater noises’ detected in the area

Teams involved in search operations have heard ‘underwater noises’ while searching in the area. The source of the sound, however, is yet to be found.

June 22, 2023 11:46 AM IST

Rescuers facing immense difficulties

Rescuers tasked with locating Titan are up against obstacles such as underwater mountains and valleys, deep-sea water pressure, weather conditions, and a search area twice the size of the US province of Connecticut.

June 22, 2023 11:27 AM IST

Former passengers recall  'unsettling; experience

In the wake of the vessel going missing, several people who travelled on it earlier, have opened about their ‘unsettling’ experiences on it. Read more

June 22, 2023 11:06 AM IST

Who all are on board?

The 5 passengers include a British adventurer (Hamish Harding), a Pakistani billionaire father (Shahzada Dawood) and his son (Suleman), a Titanic expert (Paul-Henry Nargeolet), and the CEO (Stockton Rush) of OceanGate, the Washington state-based company that operates the vehicle.

June 22, 2023 10:46 AM IST

What is ‘Titan,’ and what happened to it?

At 8 am on Sunday, the submersible, with 5 people on board, began its journey towards the Titanic, which is more than two miles (nearly 4 kilometers) below the surface of the North Atlantic. Read more

June 22, 2023 10:37 AM IST

At Titan sub, less than 10 hours of emergency air left

The multi-nation search and rescue efforts to locate the missing Titan submersible have been intensified, with less than 10 out of total 96 hours hours of emergency air supply estimated to be left (due to expire Thursday morning).

June 22, 2023 6:42 PM IST

French deep sea robot joins search mission

A French deep sea robot that can dive to depths of 6,000 meters has joined the search operation to rescue five onboard the missing Titan submersible.

June 22, 2023 6:35 PM IST

Redditor shares unseen pics of Titan submersible taken in 2019

A Redditor has shared a series of unseen images of the vessel that they took a few years ago.

June 22, 2023 6:13 PM IST

Pakistan businessman, son are among 5 aboard missing Titan submersible

The 21-foot tourist craft, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, began its descent on Sunday but lost contact with the surface less than two hours later. Who are onboard?

June 22, 2023 5:53 PM IST

Submarine vs submersible: What's the difference?

Though the two sound similar, and are related to water, they are not the same, or even similar. Read more

June 22, 2023 5:26 PM IST

The current situation is ‘bleak,’ says ex-UK Navy captain

“The outlook is bleak, that's the only word for it, as this tragic event unfolds and and almost the closing stages of where this changes from a rescue to a salvage mission,” says Ryan Ramsey, a former submarine captain from the UK's Royal Navy, to The Guardian. 

June 22, 2023 5:00 PM IST

Even if sub is found, it will take ‘hours’ to reach it: BBC

According to the BBC, even if the submersible is located, it will take rescue teams ‘hours’ to reach the vessel.

June 22, 2023 4:42 PM IST

Deepsea diving robot brought near Titanic's wreck

A French research ship, equipped with an unmanned robot able to search deep under water, has arrived near the Titanic, looking for the lost vessel.

June 22, 2023 4:24 PM IST

Submersible built to 'come back up' after 24 hours, says investor

Titan, the missing vessel, has been designed in such a way that it can return to the surface in 24 hours, says Aaron Newman, an OceanGate investor.

June 22, 2023 3:59 PM IST

Safety concerns raised in 2018 as well

In March 2018, Will Kohnen, chairman of peer-review group Marine Technology Society (MTS), wrote to Stockton Rush, the OceanGate CEO who is among the missing passengers, and said there were ‘widespread concerns’ around the Titan, the missing submersible.

June 22, 2023 3:21 PM IST

Submersible left with oxygen till 7:15pm IST

Titan has oxygen supply till 7:15pm IST. It went missing on Sunday at 1:45pm GMT/8:45am ET (7:15pm IST) and has emergency oxygen for a maximum of 96 hours.

June 22, 2023 2:52 PM IST

‘Miracles do happen’

Deep-sea expert Dr David Gallo, a friend of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush who is among those on board, tells Good Morning Britian that a ‘miracle is needed, but miracles do happen.’

June 22, 2023 2:26 PM IST

Less than 4 hours of oxygen left

Rescuers have intensified their search as the clock ticks down, with just 4 more hours of emergency oxygen left. The vessel had total 96 hours of emergency oxygen.

June 22, 2023 1:58 PM IST

Missing CEO Rush's wife a descendant of Titanic survivors: NYT

According to an NYT report, the wife of Stockton Rush, one of the 5 Titan passengers, is a descendant of two people who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Rush is the CEO of OceanGate, to which the missing vessel belongs.

June 22, 2023 1:31 PM IST

Multi-nation operation underway to trace Titan

At least three countries – Canada, France, and the US – are carrying out the operation to find and rescue the crew of the submersible.

June 22, 2023 1:12 PM IST

‘Bets’ being placed on odds of the missing sub being found

According to Dexterto, ‘bets’ are being placed on the odds of the missing vessel being found.

June 22, 2023 1:00 PM IST

Missing Pakistani tycoon previously survived a ‘plane plunge’

Shahzad Dawood, who, along with this 19-year-old son, is among 5 passengers of Titan, survived a horror ‘plane plunge’ in 2019, according to his wife. Read more

June 22, 2023 12:38 PM IST

‘Not sure if noises are a signal of life’

The United States Coast Guard, which is involved in the search and rescue operations, has, however, said that it is still ‘unclear’ if these ‘banging noises’ are a ‘true signal of life.’

June 22, 2023 12:17 PM IST

What could be the source of the noise?

According to ocean expert Matt Dzieciuch, the noise may be emanating from sources such as fish, other animals, and human-made instruments.

June 22, 2023 12:05 PM IST

‘Underwater noises’ detected in the area

Teams involved in search operations have heard ‘underwater noises’ while searching in the area. The source of the sound, however, is yet to be found.

June 22, 2023 11:46 AM IST

Rescuers facing immense difficulties

Rescuers tasked with locating Titan are up against obstacles such as underwater mountains and valleys, deep-sea water pressure, weather conditions, and a search area twice the size of the US province of Connecticut.

June 22, 2023 11:27 AM IST

Former passengers recall  'unsettling; experience

In the wake of the vessel going missing, several people who travelled on it earlier, have opened about their ‘unsettling’ experiences on it. Read more

June 22, 2023 11:06 AM IST

Who all are on board?

The 5 passengers include a British adventurer (Hamish Harding), a Pakistani billionaire father (Shahzada Dawood) and his son (Suleman), a Titanic expert (Paul-Henry Nargeolet), and the CEO (Stockton Rush) of OceanGate, the Washington state-based company that operates the vehicle.

June 22, 2023 10:46 AM IST

What is ‘Titan,’ and what happened to it?

At 8 am on Sunday, the submersible, with 5 people on board, began its journey towards the Titanic, which is more than two miles (nearly 4 kilometers) below the surface of the North Atlantic. Read more

June 22, 2023 10:37 AM IST

At Titan sub, less than 10 hours of emergency air left

The multi-nation search and rescue efforts to locate the missing Titan submersible have been intensified, with less than 10 out of total 96 hours hours of emergency air supply estimated to be left (due to expire Thursday morning).