Based on prior predictions, the United States Coast Guard has determined that it is possible that the submarine that went missing with the Titanic could run out of oxygen within the next several hours.
Even as the search for the missing Titanic submarine approaches a final phase, an old video of French explorer Paul-Henry Nargeolet, who is aboard the OceanGate vessel ‘Titan,’ predicting what could happen if people become stuck in the Atlantic Ocean depth has gone viral. Nargeolet made his prediction in the context of a hypothetical situation in which people become trapped in the depths of the ocean.
Soon after beginning its dive on Sunday morning to investigate the remains of the Titanic, the Titan submarine owned by the American company OceanGate lost contact with its mothership and was unable to relay any further instructions. One of the wealthiest people in Pakistan, Shahzada Dawood, is currently aboard the ship along with his son Suleman, the British millionaire Hamish Harding, the Chief Executive Officer of OceanGate, Stockton Rush, and the French explorer Paul-Henry Nargeolet.
The United States Coast Guard estimated, based on past estimates, that those on board would run out of oxygen within the next two hours if they don’t get more. Officials in charge of the rescue operation have stated that they need to be “optimistic and hopeful” in light of the fact that eleven additional ships and several distant submarines have joined the search, thereby more than tripling the amount of effort being put forward. The depths of the seafloor are being examined by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) that are equipped with cameras. On the other hand, the captain who is in charge of the search has stated that “We don’t know where they are, to be frank with you.”
An older video of a former French Navy diver named Paul-Henry Nargeolet providing some views on what could happen if the submersible that is on a Titanic debris expedition gets stuck in the ocean bed has gone viral in the midst of the heightened search operation. Nargeolet was speaking about what could occur if the submersible on the Titanic wreckage expedition gets stuck in the ocean bed. The explorer, who is now 77 years old, has spent more time than any other explorer has ever spent at the ruins of the Titanic. He was also a member of the first team to visit the wreck in 1987.
You have a chance of surviving even if you are stranded at the bottom for some time. You can spend roughly four to five days in the bottom, but this won’t be of much assistance to you. In an old interview, Nargeolet is quoted as saying, “If nobody can help you… those five days with oxygen, with food, with water, and everything else like that… but we know very well that we will die before with the temperature.”
“The temperature is the primary concern down there,” the researcher said. Even if we have some equipment, after a while you die because of the cold, which is not a bad way to die because you fall asleep and you don’t suffer’, Nargeolet added. The temperature of the water is approximately 33 degrees, and if you are in the sub and nothing is running anymore, making some heat, it is very cold. Also, if you are in the sub and nothing is running anymore, making some heat, it is very cold.
However, the pilot needs to exercise extreme caution because the environment, especially around an accident, can be rather hazardous. “I will say that there is no danger when you are on the bottom, doing geology or biology; however, when you are around a wreck, it is dangerous,” the French explorer added.
According to the observations of a famous marine scientist and oceanographer, the incident ought to act as a teaching opportunity for the industry. David Mearns, also known as “the shipwreck hunter,” has been instrumental in solving a number of important nautical mysteries and is noted for his work in this field.
“It is my firm belief that there must at this time, without a doubt, be an investigation. According to what Mearns said to the BBC, “This kind of thing is not something we can allow to happen, and my industry needs to look inward and reflect on bringing passengers to such remote locations and such great depths because if things go wrong, there are very, very few options to make a recovery.”
In retrospect, he deems it a “cause for concern” because the Titan did not receive a safety certification of any kind. “Would I select a vessel that did not have a classification? Even attempting it is forbidden. “I believe that clears that up,” he stated thereafter.
Dr. David Gallo, an expert on exploring the depths of the ocean, is upbeat and positive despite his conviction that it would take a miracle to save the people who are trapped in Titan. Since he claims that the sounds coming from below the surface are “credible and repeatable,” the teams need to presume that the submersible is the source of the sounds and begin searching for it as soon as possible.
“At this point, we have no choice but to make the assumption that that is the submarine. We must go swiftly to that location, detect it, and send robots down there to confirm that this is indeed the location where the submarine is. “They have to go fully ready as if that was the sub because it takes hours to locate it and get it up to the surface,” he said on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. “They have to go fully ready as if that was the sub.”