Even If Titanic Submarine Is Found, Rescuers Would Struggle Getting It Back Up

Written by on June 22, 2023

Time is running out for the passengers trapped inside the submersible. With only about 13 hours of breathable oxygen left, rescuers have a narrow window to locate and retrieve them safely. The urgency of the situation cannot be overstated. Every moment counts as they race against time to bring everyone back to safety. The submersible’s oxygen supply means that it will last until Thursday afternoon at the latest, leaving rescuers with little room for error.

The recent disappearance of the tourist submersible called Titan has sparked a challenging and urgent rescue mission in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The submersible, which was en route to the wreckage of the Titanic, had five men on board, including OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush and famous French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet. However, the exact location of the submersible remains unknown, making the search operation even more complicated. Time is of the essence, as the submersible is said to have only little breathable oxygen left. With its depth capability of 13,000 feet, rescuers face a tremendous challenge in retrieving the submersible and saving everyone inside even if they were to find the submarine.

Naval architect, Fotis Pagoulatos, told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, “You need a ship that can lower a cable to pull the Titan up or have some kind of a claw. Even if they find it, there may not be enough time for the rescue because of the oxygen issue inside.” Undertaking a rescue mission in such circumstances is no easy feat. Not only do rescuers need to locate the Titan submersible, but they also have to figure out a way to haul it back up from the deep sea in little time.

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