a missing submersible that was set to tour the Titanic wreckage off the coast of Newfoundland.The stakes are life and death for the five people on board OceanGate Expeditions’ underwater submersible Titan, which lost contact with its support ship shortly after it began its dive Sunday morning.An estimated four days of oxygen supply is feared to run out Thursday morning around roughly 6 a.m.
Eastern, raising concerns about the passengers’ survival, assuming the vessel is still intact and had not already suffered a devastating decompression.A lot depends on how much oxygen can be preserved, which is no easy task in the cramped and nerve-wracking conditions, says Dr.
Samir Gupta, a respirologist at the University of Toronto.“They have a fixed amount of oxygen available to them and we’re hearing about a 72 to 96 hour window around how long that will last,” he said in TikTok video Wednesday.#greenscreen #titan #submarine #physiology #fyp ♬ original sound – Dr.
Gupta The body uses up more oxygen when it’s active. For example, while exercising a person takes in five to six times more air than resting, Gupta explained.“So, the key will be for them to be as still as possible and to use as little oxygen as possible,” he said. “And that is going to be very challenging because it’s a very cramped environment.