The U.S. Coast Guard has provided an update on the missing OceanGate Titan submarine, stating that there are now less than 24 hours of oxygen remaining onboard the vessel. On Tuesday afternoon, the Coast Guard announced that there were only 40 hours left of “breathable air” inside the submarine. Based on their estimate, the oxygen supply is expected to run out by Thursday morning in eastern standard time.
At the beginning of its journey on Sunday, the Titan submarine was equipped with 96 hours of oxygen. However, despite the extensive search efforts spanning an area larger than the state of Connecticut, no signs of the Titan have been found thus far, according to the Coast Guard.
In a positive development, a Canadian aircraft involved in the rescue operation detected “underwater noises” in the designated search area. This discovery prompted the deployment of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to investigate the origin of these unusual sounds. Although the search yielded no significant results, the Coast Guard stated that the operation is ongoing.
The search and rescue teams remain focused on locating the missing submarine and its crew. Time is of the essence as the oxygen supply continues to diminish. The international effort involving multiple assets and agencies demonstrates the urgency and determination to find the OceanGate Titan and ensure the safety of its occupants.