Search intensifies for the missing submersible as underwater noises are detected

Search for the missing submersible Titan intensifies as underwater noises are detected near its last known location.

Driving the news: A Canadian maritime surveillance plane detected the noises, which experts from the U.S. Navy are currently analyzing.
* The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that the data may potentially be used in future search plans once analysis is complete.
* Despite moving various underwater search efforts to the noise location, no results have been yielded thus far.

At risk: The passengers on the submersible have a limited oxygen supply, which is predicted to last only until early Thursday morning.
* The remote location and large search area have made rescue efforts more difficult.
* The submersible’s design requires outside assistance to unseal the vessel and rescue the passengers.

Who’s involved: The passengers on the Titan include OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French underwater wreck expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet, British entrepreneur Hamish Harding, and Pakistani nationals Shahzada and Suleman Dawood.
* Commercial vessels and the French Navy have joined the search efforts alongside U.S. authorities.

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