Progress in Titanic Submarine Search

Titanic submarine search: Banging noises heard

Rescuers heard banging noises thought to have originated from the Titan submersible missing in the North Atlantic while on a voyage to the wreckage of the Titanic.

Progress in Titanic Submarine Search
Titanic Submarine Search
Rescuers using sonar to search for the missing Titanic submersible with five people onboard detected underwater "banging" sounds in the North Atlantic where the craft vanished two days earlier, the US Coast Guard said on Twitter.

A Canadian aircraft detected underwater noises in the search area which led to the relocation of remotely operated vehicle's rescue operations "in an attempt to explore the origin of the noises," it said.  

"Those ROV searches have yielded negative results but continue." 

A Canadian aircraft involved in the search "heard banging sounds in the area every 30 minutes. Four hours later additional sonar was deployed and banging was still heard," said an internal email sent to US Department of Homeland Security officials, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

A separate piece by CNN also reported the detection of banging sounds, citing an internal US Government memo that did not clarify when the noises were heard Tuesday, for how long or what might have caused them.

This comes amid growing fears for the five people aboard, as the vessel only had enough oxygen for up to 96 hours when it set out on Sunday morning.

On Tuesday, Jamie Frederick of the US Coast Guard said the submarine had "about 40 hours of breathable air" left. 

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Source: DW News


  1. "Those ROV searches have yielded negative results but continue."

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