A submersible used to take paying tourists to see the shipwreck of the Titanic has gone missing in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Boston Coastguard told the BBC on Monday that a search and rescue mission is underway to find the submersible and it is not known if there were any tourists on board at the time.
The Titanic is 12,500ft below the surface which is approximately 370 miles of the Canadian coast of Newfoundland.
The excursion to see the famous wreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean is run by OceanGate and it was reported in 2022 that a group of the tourists paid $250,000 and the trip lasted 10 days.
OceanGate’s tourist brochure reads, “Given the massive scale of the wreck and the debris field, multiple missions performed over several years will be required to fully document and model the wreck site.
“This longitudinal survey to collect images, videos, laser, and sonar data will allow objective assessment of the rate of decay and documentation of the process.
“Qualified explorers have the opportunity to join the expedition as Mission Specialist crewmembers whose Training and Mission Support Fees underwrite the mission, the participation of the science team, and their own training. Each team of 6 Mission Specialists will join the expedition for a 10-day mission (8 Days at Sea). The entire expedition is comprised of 5 mission legs.”