Titanic tourist submarine goes missing in Atlantic Ocean sparking search and rescue operation – live updates

A search and rescue operation is underway in the Atlantic after a submersible taking tourists to visit the wreck of the Titanic went missing.

The Boston Coast Guard told the BBC Monday morning they are currently searching for the ship.

It’s not clear how many people may be on board the vehicle or when last contact was made with it.

The Independent has contacted the Boston Coast Guard for further details.

The Titanic, operated by the White Star Line, sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic in 1912 after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 people died.

For years, tourists have taken trips to view the wreck, which now lies about 12,500 feet at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, about 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

OceanGate Expeditions, a company made up of underwater explorers, scientists and filmmakers, offers eight-day missions to view the Titanic wreckage. The Independent has contacted the company and asked if the missing vessel is operated by them.

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Map of the location of the Titanic shipwreck

Ariana BaioJune 19, 2023 3:55 p.m

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OceanGate Expeditions recently reported on the Titanic wreck voyage

For years, tourists have taken trips to view the wreck, which now lies about 12,500 feet at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, about 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

OceanGate Expeditions, a company made up of underwater explorers, scientists and filmmakers, offers eight-day missions to view the Titanic wreckage. The Independent has contacted the company and asked if the missing vessel is operated by them.

Most recently, on June 15, the organization posted a detailed account of its recent Titanic expeditions on Twitter.

“It was an incredibly busy two weeks! Thank you to all of our dive teams for joining us — here’s a look at our Mission 3 and Mission 4 crew,” the company said.

Rachel SharpJune 19, 2023 3:40 p.m

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Where is the wreck of the Titanic?

The wreck of the Titanic now lies around 12,500 feet at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

It is approximately 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Rachel SharpJune 19, 2023 3:30 p.m

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What we know so far:

A search and rescue operation is underway in the Atlantic after a submersible taking tourists to visit the wreck of the Titanic went missing.

The Boston Coast Guard told the BBC Monday morning they are currently searching for the ship.

It’s not clear how many people may be on board the vehicle or when last contact was made with it.

Rachel SharpJune 19, 2023 3:25 p.m

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The tourist submarine Titanic is missing in the Atlantic

A submersible that allowed visitors to view the Titanic wreck has gone missing in the Atlantic, the 1st District North East Coast Guard told the BBC on Monday.

Small submersibles, or watercraft designed to operate underwater and possibly distinct from a submarine, often take visitors on tours of the famous shipwreck.

The Titanic wreck lies 12,500 feet at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean about 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

Rachel SharpJune 19, 2023 3:19 p.m

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Welcome to The Independent’s live blog

Follow live updates about the missing tourist submarine Titanic while the search and rescue mission is underway

Rachel SharpJune 19, 2023 3:18 p.m

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