Titanic Touristentauchboot wird vermisst infographic
Graphic zeigt vom Titan Tauchboot einen Querschnitt.


Suche nach dem Titanic Tauchboot ist im Gange

By Jordi Bou

June 19, 2023 - Eine Such- und Rettungsaktion ist vor Neufundland im Gange , das Tauchboot das Touristen zum Wrack der Titanic am Grund des Atlantik bringen sollte, wird vermisst.

OceanGate Expeditions said in a brief statement on Monday that it was “mobilising all options” to rescue those on board the vessel. It was not immediately clear how many people were missing.

The missing craft is believed to be OceanGate's Titan submersible, a truck-sized sub that holds five people and usually dives with a four-day supply of oxygen.

The Titan sub was designed by Boeing and NASA, the tubular hull of which is largely made from carbon fibre, with titanium caps at either end. The forward cap features a central 53cm wide acrylic viewport able to allow two people to look out at the same time.

The submersible can travel at three knots and descend 55 metres a minute, with propulsion provided by four electric thrusters. Equipment includes powerful search lights, high-definition cameras, and a laser scanner.

PUBLISHED: 19/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: OceanGate