‘Banging’ Sounds Detected News Where Titan Sub Disappeared – Watch
Experts are rushing to determine if underwater banging sounds detected near the wreck of the Titanic came from the missing submersible called Titan. The search-and-rescue teams detected “banging” sounds in 30-minute intervals near where the five passengers aboard the Titanic sub went missing.
Coast Guard Captain Jamie Frederick said in a Wednesday news conference that a team of experts is listening to recordings of the “banging” sounds picked up by search and rescue teams but added, “We don’t know what they are, to be frank with you.” Carl Hartsfield of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said it’s possible for underwater animals to make noises that sound like they came from humans.
The submersible, which is called the Titan, was on a dive to the Titanic wreck site when it lost contact with the surface on June 18. The five people on board include the pilot, Stockton Rush, and four passengers.
The Titan is a privately owned submersible that is not equipped with a distress beacon. This has made the search for it more difficult.
The banging sounds that were detected are consistent with the sounds that would be made by someone banging on the hull of a submersible. However, there are other possible explanations for the sounds, such as natural underwater sounds or even a whale.
Experts are now using sonar and other underwater imaging technology to try to determine the source of the sounds. They are also hoping to find any debris from the submersible that could help them to pinpoint its location.
The Coast Guard captain said that the search operation was still “a search-and-rescue mission 100%,” adding that “We need to have hope.”
According to Coast Guard estimates, the five passengers aboard the Titan have less than 24 hours of oxygen remaining.
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