The search for the missing Titan submersible has escalated as the deadline for the remaining oxygen passes.
A Canadian plane hunting for the sub in the Atlantic Ocean heard occasional “banging” noises around its last known location. The US Coast Guard, on the other hand, stated that they “do not know the source of the noise.”
On Tuesday and Wednesday, those searching for the vessel heard banging noises every 30 minutes.
More assistance has arrived this morning to aid in the search, with the oxygen supply anticipated to run out by 3pm South African time on Thursday, according to the US Coast Guard.
On board the Titan are OceanGate Expeditions CEO and founder Stockton Rush, British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding, renowned French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman Dawood.
The watercraft submerged from its support vessel on Sunday morning to journey to the Titanic debris, which is located at a depth of 12,500 feet. The Titan lost touch with its surface ship, the Polar Prince, about an hour and 45 minutes later.