Oxygen Levels For Doomed Titanic Submarine Have Reportedly Now Run Out

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The estimate of when the missing Titanic submersible would run out of oxygen by Coast Guard officials has reportedly now officially passed.

The missing OceanGate submersible, which departed Sunday morning for its expedition to view the Titanic wreckage, vanished approximately one hour and forty-five minutes after its descent began.

The vessel is intact with 96 hours of oxygen, but officials say the air could run out as early as Thursday at 7:08 a.m. Eastern.

The remains of the Titanic are located approximately 370 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada, in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 2.4 miles below the surface of the water.

However, according to experts, a number of variables could influence the oxygen consumption on board, so the submersible personnel could have more time.

OceanGate designed the Titan submersible to transport five passengers, including a pilot and four crew members, to explore the wreckage of the Titanic passenger liner.

Despite OceanGate’s claims that the Titan is a state-of-the-art machine, a number of technical features have raised concerns among experts and observers.

Hamish Harding, the chairman of Action Aviation; Shahzada Dawood, the vice chairman of Engro Corporation Limited; Dawood’s son Suleman; Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a diver and Titanic researcher and director of underwater research at RMS Titanic; and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush are among the five individuals on board.

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