There have been reports of banging noises around the Titanic wreck. They are coming around every 30 minutes.
The wreck of the RMS Titanic has captivated generations, even prior to its 1985 discovery. For decades, there have been countless expeditions to study, explore, and even retrieve artifacts that once belonged to its doomed crew and passengers. In recent years, however, the journey to the wreck has become a bit of a tourist attraction, courtesy of Oceangate Expeditions.
Earlier today, a sub that was carrying five passengers to the wreck vanished. At the time of the occurrence, the sub was roughly an hour and a half into its dive. Oceangate Expeditions has already begun the process of recovery. Currently, the cause for the situation is unknown but we remain hopeful that the passengers and crew will be found safe. The submarine is equipped with multiple safety features, some which are specifically designed to automatically raise the sub in the event of a situation. One such feature is that the sub will automatically drop its buoyancy weights, lowering its weight enough for it to ascend. The downside to this is in the fact that this only happens 24 hours after the sub has received no commands from within the sub.
An aspect that should be a bit concerning is the fact that this submarine is not rated by any agency. The reason being is due to it being a prototype. While this can be a bit concerning, we do have to remember the above mentioned safety features. The submarine is capable of holding 92 hours worth of oxygen and emergency provisions. In short, the clock for finding them is rapidly ticking. We will be updating this article as we learn more about the situation.