Search and rescue teams are racing against the clock to save five people who are on the Titanic submersible which lost communication on Sunday.
The Titan submersible which takes paying tourists to see the Titanic shipwreck which is at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean is thought to be either on the seabed or in the Titanic.
British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding is onboard the OceanGate Expeditions vessel and it is believed that there could be as little as just 24 hours of oxygen left.
French submersible pilot Paul-Henry Nargeolet, OceanGate’s chief executive and founder Stockton Rush and Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleman 19 are also onboard the Titan.
On Wednesday morning the US Coast Guard said, “Canadian P-3 aircraft detected underwater noises in the search area. As a result, ROV (remote operating vehicles) operations were relocated in an attempt to explore the origin of the noises.
“Those ROV searches have yielded negative results but continue.
“Additionally, the data from the P-3 aircraft has been shared with our US Navy experts for further analysis which will be considered in future search plans.”
The Explorers’ Club, of which Harding is a founding member, said that there is “cause for hope.”
President Richard Garriot de Cayeux said in a statement, “There is cause for hope, that based on data from the field, we understand that likely signs of life have been detected at the site.
“They precisely understand the experienced personnel and tech we can help deploy… We believe they are doing everything possible with all the resources they have.”