It seems the entire internet has halted to a stop over the past few days as people obsess over the billionaires at the bottom of the sea in the missing Titanic tourist submarine. The vessel, technically a “submersible”, went radio silent on Sunday less than two hours after it was launched. A massive search and rescue operation was deployed with international cooperation, but hope is dwindling as the countdown of the vessel’s oxygen supply has already expired.
Although it has only been four days since the Titan submersible was launched, UK broadcaster Channel 5 already has pieced together a documentary, Titanic Sub: Lost at Sea, which will air tonight, June 22 at 7pm UK time.
For people wondering how it’s possible that a documentary could be produced in less than 96 hours, the show is also being described as a “live special” with UK 5 News host Dan Walker presenting. The official synopsis says it is designed to “bring viewers the latest on this story, taking an in-depth look at the extraordinary events.” Likely, the special will heavily feature information and footage everyone following the story has already seen paired with new interviews with relevant experts and people close to the passengers on the missing submersible. The channel promises that the special will not be exploitative, saying “Our expertise and heritage in fast-turnaround documentaries and reputation for responsible filmmaking means we always treat such stories with great sensitivity.”
Outside of the UK, Titanic Sub: Lost at Sea can be viewed with a VPN and a free Channel 5 account at 2pm Eastern Time. It will likely be up on YouTube or other streaming platforms quickly after airing. Alternatively, this CBS report on OceanGate that aired six months ago is an absolutely shocking watch.