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More Deep Sea Search Equipment Joins Titanic Sub Search

Among them are Magellan’s Juliet and the French Ifremer Institute’s the Atlante

Liz Hughes

June 22, 2023

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US Coast Guard Captain Jamie Frederick speaks during a press conference about the search efforts for missing sub near the wreck of the Titanic
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As rescuers continue to race against the clock, more remote-operated underwater robots reached or are en route to the search site for the missing Titan, a submersible deployed Sunday to view the wreckage of the Titanic. 

By Thursday morning, more ROVs joined the search which is now in its fourth day. 

Among them is Magellan’s Juliet which spent 200 hours at the Titanic’s wreckage last summer to bring back the first-ever digital scan providing never-before-seen details of the ship. It was flown in from New Jersey Thursday morning. 

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The Juliet is said to be able to dive more than 19,600 feet. The wreck of the Titanic is located 12,800 feet below sea level.

The French Ifremer Institute’s underwater robot-equipped ship the Atlante also arrived at the search site Thursday and deployed its Victor 6000 underwater robot which can reach depths of 20,000 feet. 

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OceanGate Expeditions’ submersible, the Titan, went missing on Sunday an hour and 45 minutes into what officials say would have been a two-hour and 30-minute dive to the Titanic’s wreckage. At the time of its disappearance officials said those inside the deep diving vessel had 96 hours of oxygen left. The Coast Guard said they were not notified of the disappearance until eight hours later. 

Related:Sonar Picks up Underwater Noise in Search for Missing Titanic Sub

Late Tuesday and into Wednesday, Canadian P-3 aircraft detected underwater noises, described as “banging” in the search area, providing some hope for those trapped in the lost vessel. 

OceanGate began offering trips to see the wreckage of the Titanic in 2021. Sunday’s trip was the third since they began.

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About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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