Search and rescue teams are racing against the clock as they attempt to find a missing submersible and its five-person crew that was slated to explore the wreck of the Titanic nearly 13,000 feet under the North Atlantic on June 18. The U.S. Coast Guard said that the 22-foot-long deep-sea vessel, dubbed the Titan, only has 22 hours of oxygen.
The craft is owned and operated by OceanGate, a private submersible company that offers chartered trips to the wreckage of the Titanic to customers for $250,000 a seat. It set out on its voyage on Sunday morning, but lost contact with its research ship the Polar Prince about 1 hour and 45 minutes into its journey.
Things are looking bleak. Even in the best conditions, voyages on and under the North Atlantic are fraught with the kinds of dangers that the Titanic itself faced including freezing water temperatures, chaotic weather conditions, and surging waves and currents. It’s not helped that the technology that went into building the Titan was experimental, unregulated, risky, and potentially life-threatening. This not only makes diving operations like the one undertaken by the Titan fraught, but it also dangerously complicates search and rescue operations.
For example, they used a $25 joystick to operate the submarine!
But like that wasn’t enough the CEO of Ocean Gate explained that the company didn’t want to hire any experienced “50-year-old white guys” because they weren’t “inspirational.”
The company’s woke policies are one of the reasons why they are in this mess right now!
OceanGate adviser says the US govt caused a delay in the rescue operation of the missing Titanic submarine.
However, authorities have countered this claim by stating that the company waited eight hours before officially reporting the disappearance. Attorney David Concannon, who decided not to participate in the dive on Sunday, informed NewsNation that the rescue team, along with the necessary equipment and crew, cannot initiate their mission until they receive authorization from the Coast Guard.
“They are mobilized. They’re sitting on the tarmac, ready to go,” Concannon said of the crew who surveyed the Titanic in 2022. “This equipment has been on the tarmac for hours.
“When I communicate with the US government, I get ‘out of office’ replies, not from everyone, but from key people that have a signoff on this,” the attorney added. “That’s unacceptable. I don’t want to discourage the government officials that are helping because they’re doing their jobs, but we need to do it quicker.”
According to the US Coast Guard, their primary objective at present is to locate the submarine before initiating any rescue operation. The submarine disappeared 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
Furthermore, officials informed the Daily Mail that OceanGate Expeditions took nearly eight hours to report the disappearance of their five-person tourist submarine after it lost communication with the vessel.
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