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At 1:00 pm on June 20 in the Eastern United States, the crew of the submarine that disappeared while exploring the wreckage of the Titanic had less than 40 hours of available oxygen.
Another big problem is that It is not clear how the submarine could be rescued if it is found.since ships carrying a usable vehicle sail at about 20 miles per hour, and the Titanic wreck is about 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
This was revealed by the US Coast Guard at a press conference, noting that this was the main challenge in finding the five people in the submersible.
The Titan, as the submarine is called, lost contact on Sunday after almost two hours of having submerged, but to that time we must add the almost eight hours that the authorities learned of the fact..
Captain Jamie Frederick, of the US Coast Guard, said that in coordination with Canadian authorities, the ship is being searched in areas of Connecticut, but for now there are no results.
He added that more ships and planes will join the searchwhich is done in different ways, including scanning on the surface and detecting the sound of the submersible.
“Our crews from the Coast Guard and from the US and Canadian governments and the private sector have been working day and night to bring all the capabilities we have to find the submersible and locate these people,” he said in an interview for ABC News John Mauger, Commandant of the Coast Guard
For its part, France, at the request of President Emmanuel Macron, announced that it will join the rescue efforts through the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Ifremer, who sent the ship “Atalante” equipped with an underwater robot to search the Atlantic for the 5 missing from the Titan submersible.
A group of operators from the Toulon maritime base travel on the Atalante who are in charge of handling the robot “Victor 6,000”which will dive to a depth of about 4,000 meters to try to locate the Titan.
The Atalante is expected to arrive at the sinking area this Wednesday June 21 around 18:00 GMT.