Titanic-Bound Submarine Goes Missing

Ship troubles continue at the site of history’s most famous ship crash


Another rescue mission is underway near the site of the Titanic crash.

More than 110 years after the original RMS Titanic sank into the ocean, taking more than 1,500 lives and inspiring countless stories, yet another ship has gone missing in that treacherous zone. This time, it’s not a major ocean liner, but rather a submarine.

Led by OceanGate Expeditions, the underwater vehicle carries passengers to the site of the Titanic’s crash where participants get the chance to gaze upon the ship’s remains, CBS News reports. Participants on the excursion are able to document the rate of decay and catch glimpses of history. However, it seems like a recent trip has gone awry.

According to CBS News, the U.S. Coast Guard of Boston is currently undergoing a search and rescue operation to recover one of these Titanic-bound submarines. It is unclear how many passengers are on the ship, or if there are tourists aboard.