As rescuers frantically search a Connecticut-sized section of the Atlantic Ocean for the missing OceanGate submarine, a Canadian aircraft with sonar capabilities detected “underwater noises in the search area,” the US Coast Guard announced via Twitter.
Canadian P-3 aircraft detected underwater sounds in the search area. As a result, ROV operations were moved in an effort to investigate the origin of the noises. Those ROV searches returned negative results, but continue. 1/2
— USCGNortheast (@USCGNortheast) June 21, 2023
The Coast Guard gave no further information about the sounds detected or how they were picked up.
Earlier today Richard Garriott de Cayeux, president of the Explorers Club, tweeted: “We understand that probable signs of life have been detected at the site. We are hopefully waiting for good news.”
Message from President Richard Garriott on Titanic’s ongoing search and rescue mission pic.twitter.com/ec7YX5VQCY
— ExplorersClub (@ExplorersClub) June 21, 2023
Planes from the US and Canada have been scanning the surface for the submarine, while sonar buoys have been pinging the ocean floor.
The Titan submarine with five high-profile tourists on board began its journey to the Titanic wreck on Sunday morning. But it lost contact with a chartered Canadian research vessel about an hour and 45 minutes into the dive. International rescue teams scramble to locate the ship before the skies run out.
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