A search and rescue effort is in progress after a tourist submarine vanished on Sunday, June 18, while diving to the Titanic’s remains. The US Coast Guard reported that contact with the small submarine was lost at one hour and forty-five minutes into the dive, and tour company OceanGate reported that five individuals were aboard.
OceanGate’s Titan submarine, which typically dives with a four-day emergency supply of oxygen, is thought to be the missing vessel. The corporation has acknowledged that their submarine was lost at sea with crew members on board and offers eight-day expeditions to visit the Titanic debris for a price of $250,000 per person.
Three of the five passengers are reported to be on board, including British billionaire Hamish Haring, chairman of the private aviation company Action Aviation, Shahzada Dawood, one of the richest persons in Pakistan, and his son Sulaiman Dawood. The presence of renowned French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush on the boat has also been widely rumored, but has not yet been confirmed.
So, where is the Titanic today in 2023, and is there a scan of the location available? You should be aware of the following.
Where is the Titanic Now?
The Titanic’s wreck is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, some 370 miles (600 km) off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, at a depth of around 2.5 miles (3,800 m). The ship is divided in two, with the distance between the parts being around 600 m. Dr. Robert Ballard from WHOI and a French research team found the ship in 1985. Since it sank in April 1912, this was the first time the shipwreck had been observed.
Ballard described finding the shipwreck in an interview with the Associated Press and said: “I never glanced down at the Titanic. I turned to face the Titanic. Everything was large. It appeared that someone was staring back at us. It was truly quite eerie.
On its inaugural trip from Southampton to New York in 1912, the passenger liner—the biggest ship at the time—hit an iceberg. Over 1,500 of the 2,200 passengers and personnel on board perished.
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Is There A Scan Of Titanic?
A full-sized digital scan of the Titanic has been made for the first time in history, and according to Titanic analyst Parks Stephenson, the photographs may disclose new information about the ship. There is still much to learn from the wreck, which is effectively the only surviving eyewitness to the catastrophe, Stephenson said in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program. She has tales to share.
The deep-sea mapping business Magellan Ltd. and Atlantic Productions, which is producing a documentary on the project, created the scan itself in the summer of 2022. Rare video of the 1986 dive to the Titanic shipwreck was made public earlier this year by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
The renowned luxury liner White Star Liner, which sank off the coast of Newfoundland in April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg, was featured in an 80-minute movie that featured never-before-seen material. In the course of the ship’s inaugural voyage from Southampton to New York, an estimated 1,500 people perished.
The clip was made public when Titanic, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, celebrated its 25th anniversary. Titanic received 11 Academy Awards, including best picture in 1997. On February 10, a remastered version of the film was made available.
In a statement, the film’s director, James Cameron, said he was “transfixed” by the footage and added that “more than a century after the loss of Titanic, the human stories embodied in the great ship continue to resonate.”
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