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 Submerssível turístico do Titanic desaparecido infographic
A infografia mostra um corte do submersível Titan.


Decorre busca por submersível turístico ao Titanic

By Jordi Bou

June 19, 2023 - Está em curso uma operação de busca e salvamento ao largo da Terra Nova por um submersível que leva turistas para ver os destroços do Titanic nas profundezas do oceano Atlântico.

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