The Titan vessel lost connection with the US Coast Guard roughly an hour and 45 minutes into its excursion towards the wreckage of the renowned ship – which sank in 1912.
Officials from all across the world have been drafted to search for the submarine that has five passengers on board.
Surprisingly, one of them has a link to none other than King Charles.
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Among the five passengers are Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Suleman, 19.
Dawood is a longtime supporter of the charities The Prince’s Trust International and The British Asian Trust, both of which are founded by King Charles.
Due to their close connection, it has been reported that the King has requested to be kept up to date on the situation – as well as offering his thoughts and prayers for the Dawood family and everyone else involved.
Dawood’s family have provided a statement, via The Independent, where they have asked everyone to pray for those onboard.
It reads: “We are very grateful for the concern being shown by our colleagues and friends and would like to request everyone to pray for their safety while granting the family privacy at this time.
“The family is well looked after and are praying to Allah for the safe return of their family members.
“Shahzada is a loving father to Suleman and Alina, husband to Christine, brother to three siblings, and son to Hussain & Kulsum Dawood. His 19-year-old son, Suleman Dawood, is currently a university student.”
Along with Dawood and his son, British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding, Stockton Rush (OceanGate’s CEO and founder), 61, and French submersible pilot Paul-Henri Nargeolet, 77, were also passengers when the sub disappeared beneath the Atlantic Ocean.
Those searching for the missing ship are in a frantic race against time as the vessel’s oxygen is expected to run out at 12:07pm UK time (7:08am EST).
Speaking to the BBC, Dr Ken LeDez, a hyperbaric medicine expert at Memorial University in St John’s, Newfoundland, has explained what will happen once they run out of air.
He explains: “It’s not like switching off a light, it’s like climbing a mountain – as the temperature gets colder and metabolism falls [it depends] how fast you ascend that mountain.
“They’re going to do everything they can to reduce their oxygen consumption, they’re going to rest, they’re going to try to be as relaxed and calm as possible.”
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Ships from all over the world are using their resources to help find the Titan submarine.
The Odysseus 6K, a vessel which is capable of going to a depth of 6,000 meters, or 19,000 feet has been transported to Canada in a last-ditch attempt to rescue the rescue the tour ship.
While the French research ship L’Atalante has an onboard robot called the Victor 6000 that can help cut cables or conduct manoeuvres to help release a stranded vessel.
However, it will not be able to lift the submarine by itself.
Another ship that has arrived is believed to have Flyaway Deep Ocean Salvage System (FADOSS) onboard.
This has a winch and cable long enough to pull something like a submarine to the surface.
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