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The Simpsons’ Mike Reiss traveled on the doomed Titanic
June 23, 2023
Mike Reiss he once made an underwater trip to the Titanic aboard the same submarine that had just made its last fateful voyage.
The writer of “The Simpsons”, famous for his wit and humor, took a more somber note regarding the unfortunate event. As the world worried about their fate, Reiss shared his thoughts on the situation.
Mike Reiss expressed doubts about the missing submarine rescue
The television comedy writer shared a sobering perspective on the rescue operation of the missing submarine ‘Titan’, which was searching for the wreckage of the Titanic. With personal experience aboard the exact vehicle several times, the creator of the “Queer Duck” admitted that he was not optimistic about the outcome.
In an interview with BBC Breakfast on June 19, he highlighted the daunting challenges rescue teams face in the search for the submarine, which disappeared in the North Atlantic on June 18 with five people on board. The writer of the film established:
“I know the logistics of it and I know how vast the ocean is and how small this ship is. If it’s down, I don’t know how anyone can access it, much less bring it back.”
After embarking on three separate dives with OceanGate Expeditions — the company that owns the Titan submarine — Reiss uncovered a troubling pattern of communication breakdowns during underwater expeditions.
Reflecting on his experiences, he admitted that the thought that he would probably never surface again lingered throughout his travels. He said: “I got on the sub and in the back of my mind was, ‘well, I might never get off this thing’, that’s always with you.
Despite acknowledging the impressive design of the Titan submarine, the manufacturer highlighted the experimental nature of the technology. While emphasizing that the ship itself is not at fault, he noted, “It’s just all this new technology and they’re learning it as they go.”
Drawing parallels to the early days of space exploration and flight, “Horton Hears Who!” The story consultant explained, “You have to remember the early days of the space program or the early days of flight when you’re just making a lot of mistakes while you’re figuring out what you’re doing.”
As the clock ticks, Titan faces a critical deadline, with its emergency oxygen supply expected to run out on Thursday, intensifying a race against time for a possible rescue.
Race against time: The missing Titanic submarine has run out of oxygen
The US Coastguard has warned that the missing sub’s oxygen supply is expected to run out at 12.08pm UK time today. Based on Daily MailRescue operations were in full swing throughout the night as the authorities tried to find and rescue the five people trapped on board the ship.
The incident happened when the submarine lost communication with tour operators on Sunday, about 435 miles south of St. John’s, Newfoundland, while en route to the historic Titanic shipwreck site off the coast of Canada.
The ship lost contact with tour operators on Sunday while about 435 miles south of St John’s, Newfoundland, during the Titanic shipwreck off the coast of Canada.
A group of individuals known as the Titan Five, including British billionaire Hamish Harding, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French Navy veteran PH Nargeolet, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman remain trapped on board.
The US Coast Guard took control of a large-scale international rescue operation and stepped up efforts after hearing underwater noises on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, despite extensive investigations, experts have yet to identify the source or cause of these mysterious sounds.
Meanwhile, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) deployed under the sea have yet to produce positive results. Despite the mounting pressure, rescue teams refused to give up hope. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jamie Frederick emphasized, “We must remain optimistic and hopeful when we are in search and rescue.” He added:
“If we continue to search, we could probably be at that point … And that’s a discussion we’re going to have with the families long before I discuss it publicly.”