Life is full of unforeseen situations. Currently, a frantic rescue attempt is underway for a missing submarine that was attempting to locate the remains of the infamous Titanic. There are five members aboard the U-boat, including businessman Shazada Dawood, his teen son Suleman, diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, explorer Hamish Harding and OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush. In addition to the array of organizations, multiple Twitter sleuths are popping up to help.
One of the most integral factors impacting the rescue attempt is oxygen. Currently, there’s less than 24 hours of oxygen left aboard the craft. While adventure was once the primary objective, survival is now the main concern.
OceanGate Expeditions is the same company that believes a trip to the Titanic is a wonderful idea—cue the crickets. Moreover, this is the second journey the sub has made to the doomed vessel.
Be that as it may, on Sunday (June 18), the Titan submersible would commence its sophomore trip. Yes, the boat started its dive toward the wrecked Titanic. However, it was only one hour and 45 minutes later that radio communication with its surface ship, Polar Prince, stopped functioning.
To help bolster the rescue efforts of the Canadian and U.S. coast guards, Twitter is joining the fray. Of course, there are a kaleidoscope of opinions on what’s going on with the missing submarine.