Titanic tourist submarine goes missing in Atlantic sparking huge search

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    A submersible tourist vessel has gone missing in the Atlantic, sparking a major search operation.

    The sub is understood to be used to take people to look at the wreck of the Titanic.

    Speaking to the BBC, the Boston Coast Guard said that as of Monday (June 19), a search operation was underway.

    At the time of writing details whether anyone, and if so how many, were on board the sub at the time of the disappearance.

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    Small subs have been used on occasion to take paying tourists down to the bottom of the ocean to look at the wreck of the famous ship, sunk in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg.

    The wreck of the "unsinkable" boat is some 3,800m (12,500ft) down at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada by around 370.

    Some 1,500 of the 2,200 people who were on board the cruiseliner lost their lives when the ship went down as it made its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

    The wreckage of the Titanic was discovered in 1985 and has since been thoroughly explored by both professional divers and now tourists.

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