Coast Guard uncertain if trapped tourists caused missing Titanic sub noises.

The Coast Guard’s Search for Missing Submarine Continues

The Coast Guard is currently investigating a mysterious noise detected by aircraft during the search for a missing submarine. The origin of the noise remains unknown, leaving uncertainty about whether the trapped crew members on board the submarine were responsible.

Capt. Jamie Frederick provided an update on the situation during a press briefing on Wednesday. He revealed that a Canadian aircraft had picked up noises in the search area on Tuesday, prompting the Coast Guard to shift its operations towards investigating the source of these sounds.

Unidentified Noises Raise Questions

“With respect to the noises specifically, we don’t know what they are, to be frank with you,” Frederick admitted. “The P3 detected noises, that’s why they’re up there, that’s why they’re doing what they’re doing, that’s why they put sonar buoys in the water.”

Frederick emphasized that the search efforts will continue in the area where the noises were detected. Additional remote operated vehicles are set to arrive on Thursday morning to aid in the search. The Coast Guard is hopeful that these vehicles will provide valuable assistance in the original search area.

Recent emails sent to Department of Homeland Security leadership revealed that a Canadian aircraft equipped with underwater detection capabilities had detected “banging” sounds in 30-minute intervals near the area where the divers disappeared. Despite deploying additional sonar, the banging noises persisted for four hours.

When asked about the 30-minute intervals, Frederick admitted he hadn’t heard about them but stressed that the crucial aspect is that the searchers are focusing their efforts in the vicinity of the detected noise.

Concerns Surrounding the Missing Submarine

The missing submarine, named Titan and belonging to OceanGate, Inc., is a cutting-edge Cyclops-class manned submersible. While the company boasts its state-of-the-art design and capabilities, experts and observers have expressed concerns about certain technical features. The Marine Technology Society, in a letter, raised unanimous concerns about OceanGate’s decision to forgo DNV-GL class rules.

The Titanic, resting approximately 2.4 miles beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, serves as a reminder of the challenges of deep-sea exploration. The submersible embarked on its expedition on Sunday morning but lost contact with a Canadian research vessel just 1 hour and 45 minutes into the dive.

The five individuals on board the vessel include Hamish Harding, chairman of Action Aviation; Shahzada Dawood, vice chairman of Engro Corporation Limited; Dawood’s son Suleman; Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a diver and Titanic researcher, and director of underwater research at RMS Titanic; and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush.

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