Photo is a representation, not the actual vessel
UPDATE: 6/22/2023 Latest news from Press Conference as reported by the CNN and other outlets today.
According to CNN, Rear Admiral Mauger of the US Coast Guard called a press conference and said that the Titanic Sub Passengers are believed to be dead. They had been missing since Sunday, and that the “implosion” was thought to be catastrophic–they had found five major pieces of debris. He sent his deepest condolescences to the families of those on board.
UPDATE 06/21/2023: The missing submersible, Titan, has yet to be located, despite several “banging noises” being noticed by search parties. By best estimates, the vessel will only have enough oxygen to support all five individuals until 2:30 p.m., today. It is appearing unlikely that the vessel will be recovered in time to save those onboard.
The fifth passenger has been identified by his family as Paul-Henry Nargeolet, an extremely experienced navigator, who has completed similar trips to see the Titanic wreckage.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Photo is representational and not actually of the vessel.
Five individuals, including a CEO, a billionaire, and the billionaire’s son, have gone missing deep beneath the Atlantic. The five were on a tourist expedition in a submersible called the Titan, attempting to browse the wreckage of the ship, Titanic.
Tickets for the expedition ran $250,000 a seat. At the moment, the vessel has no more than 40 hours of oxygen left. Known captives are Hamish Harding, Stockton Rush, Shazada and Suleman Dawood, and an unknown fifth person. This was only the third trip of its kind by the company, OceanGate, of which Rush was the CEO.
While international organizations are rushing to locate the submergible, time is of the essence. The captives will not survive an additional 48 hours.
We will provide updates to this story as they are made available.