Channel 5 changed its program on Thursday evening (22 June) and recorded a new documentary entitled titanic Subtitle: Lost at Sea.
The live special will of course focus on the missing tourist submarine, which went missing on Sunday (June 18) during an underwater expedition to visit the Titanic shipwreck.
The live special will air at 7pm – just hours after the Titan submersible ran out of oxygen – and will be hosted by former host soccer focus Host Dan Walker.
When the submersible left its surface vessel Sunday morning (June 18) about 900 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, it had 96 hours of oxygen supplies, meaning that the oxygen supplies would be exhausted around 10 a.m. Thursday (June 22) ( BST) will run out ).
Seen in a synopsis by The IndependentThe Channel 5 documentary, produced by ITN, promises to “bring viewers the latest on this story and an in-depth look at the extraordinary events”.
The program includes interviews with experts who talk about the science of the ship, as well as people “close to the people on board” about the passengers.
Ian Rumsey, Chief Executive of Content at ITN, said: “This program will chronicle everything from exploration itself to the rise of extreme tourism to rescue attempts, but most importantly it will tell a very human story that has taken over the nation. ‘ That’s about five people, all with families trapped at the bottom of the sea.
“Our expertise and heritage in fast turnaround documentaries, as well as our reputation for responsible filmmaking, means we always treat such stories with great sensitivity.”
Five people are aboard the missing submarine: British billionaire Harding, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, OceanGate founder and CEO Stockton Rush, and veteran French diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet.
On the same day the sub went missing, Harding’s stepson Brian Szasz was spotted at the Blink-182 concert in San Diego.
“It may be awkward to be here but my family wants me to be on the Blink 182 show as it’s my favorite band and music helps me through tough times,” Szasz apparently wrote in the caption of his now-deleted contribution.
A Canadian plane searching for the submarine in the Atlantic Ocean recently detected intermittent “popping” sounds near its last known location.
Rescue workers searching for the missing submarine heard popping noises every 30 minutes on Tuesday (June 20) and again four hours later after additional sonars were deployed.
However, the US Coast Guard has clarified that it does not know “the source of the noise”.
Follow the latest updates on the missing Titanic submarine here