A submarine that takes people down deep into the Atlantic Ocean to take a look at the wreckage of the Titanic has gone missing, causing many around the world to fear that the five souls on board may have come to a similar end to the passengers on the famous ship. This is one of many, many reasons I like to keep my feet firmly on dry ground. The ocean is a terrifying place full of unseen dangers around every corner.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, OceanGate Expeditions, the company that operates the submarines that take tourists for a 10-day adventure where they are dropped deep into the ocean for hours at a time, charges a massive $250,000 for the journey. The wreckage of the Titanic lies 2.5 miles beneath the surface of the water in a location that is around 375 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
“On Monday, social media was on fire after news broke that the submarine was missing. The BBC reported the Boston Coastguard said efforts were underway to find the wayward vessel which takes passengers to view the wreckage of the Titanic,” the report said.
The Titanic sank on its very first voyage back in April of 1912 after it struck an iceberg while making a trip from Southampton, England, to New York City. Passengers ran around the ship looking for a lifeboat in order to escape from impending doom. Unfortunately, 1,500 individuals out of the 2,240 passengers died.
“Several decades later, in 1985, a joint French-American expedition found the wreckage of the ship, located some 13,000 feet underwater on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Further exploration, a blockbuster movie, and deep-sea tourism ensued,” the Daily Wire reported.
As the news concerning the missing tourist submarine spread across the internet on Monday, many other individuals took to Twitter and other social media platforms to share insight, commentary, and other bits of information about the story.
“The article doesn’t give many details of the missing underwater vehicle besides calling it a ‘small submersible.’ One such submersible that takes tourists down to the Titanic wreckage, the ‘Titan’, holds 5 people including 3 tourist,” Steve Lookner of Agenda-Free TV shared.
He then shared a link to an article written by Robb Report back from May 2022 that talked about the pricey OceanGate Expeditions getaways. Folks who have been visiting the company’s website in light of the news breaking about the missing submarine have been greeted by a “Services Unavailable” message.
This is definitely one of the most horrifying scenarios I can imagine. If the sub has been missing for an extended time it’s pretty safe to say that those on board have not met with a good end. Especially since they have a limited supply of oxygen. Here’s to hoping these folks are found alive and well.
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