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The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday that the Canadian vessel Horizon Arctic deployed a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) “that has reached the sea floor and began its search” for the missing OceanGate Titan submarine.
It is the first time during the search that a vessel is combing the floor of the Atlantic Ocean for the missing vessel and its five passengers.
Previous search efforts have involved the use of aircraft and sonar.
“The French vessel L’Atalante is preparing their ROV to enter the water,” the Coast Guard also said.
The Titan submarine vanished Sunday morning with five people on board: OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French mariner Paul-Henry Nargeolet, British businessman and explorer Hamish Harding, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Sulaiman Dawood.
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