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King Charles asks to be kept informed on Titanic submarine search

King Charles has asked to be kept fully informed on the search for the missing Titanic submarine.

The OceanGate vessel named Titan has five people onboard, including Shahzada Dawood and his son, Salaiman. Mr Dawood is a longtime supporter of The Prince’s Trust International and the British Asian Trust. Both charities were founded by the King when he was the Prince of Wales.

The King has said his thoughts and prayers are with the Dawood family and all those involved in the incident.

The Chief Executive Officer of Prince’s Trust International, Will Straw, said: “Prince’s Trust International has a longstanding relationship with Shahzada Dawood and his family. We are shocked by this awful news, praying for a rescue and sending our thoughts to his family during this deeply challenging time.”

Contact with the vessel was lost 45 minutes after it left on a venture to the Titanic wreckage site in the Atlantic Ocean. The oxygen supply has dwindled down to less than 40 hours as the United States and Canadian Coast Guards look for the missing submarine. France’s oceanographic institute is also assisting in the search.

Experts have tragically said the chances of survival are small as the five people have been lost for three days in a 22-foot tube.

Besides the Dawood father and son, others thought to be on Titan include the Chief Executive Officer and founder of OceanGate Inc, Stockton Rush, who was leading the mission, and famous explorers Hamish Harding and Paul-Henri Nargeolet.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.