Missing Titanic Sub Described as ‘Jerry-Rigged’ in Resurfaced CBS Clip (Video)

Missing Titanic submersible (Credit: CBS Sunday Morning)

A resurfaced news report about the company behind the missing Titanic submersible is now going viral as the search for the vessel continues.

Six months ago, CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment about OceanGate Expedition — the organization behind the missing sub, which offers exclusive tours to view the shipwrecked Titanic’s remains for a hefty price of $250,000.

The voyages have been available since 2021, but only a limited number have taken place — and veteran CBS reporter David Pogue was among the few to experience the journey for himself.

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While Pogue emerged unscathed after the 12-hour expedition, his comments about the sub now have the internet in a frenzy.

Social media viewers, in particular, are focusing on Pogue’s apparent nervousness during the voyage to the Titanic, which is 13,000 feet below the North Atlantic.

The most widely shared portion of the CBS segment shows the journalist discussing potential dangers associated with the “improvised” sub design, and comparing it to the 1980s TV show MacGyver, about a resourceful secret agent.

“It seems like this submersible has some elements of MacGyvery jerry-rigged-ness. You are putting construction pipes as ballast,” he said in an interview with OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, who is one of the passengers on the now-missing sub.

Pogue goes on to caution that his safety waiver described the “experimental” submersible named Titan, as “not approved or certified by any regulatory body” and it said the journey “could result in physical injury, disability, emotional trauma or death.”

The Titan was carrying five passengers when it vanished off the coast of Canada on Sunday (June 18).

Underwater noises coming from the area where the sub went missing have since been detected by a Canadian surveillance vessel, authorities revealed on Wednesday (June 21).

According to the Associated Press, more ships and search vessels have been brought in to help locate the missing sub.

“This is a search and rescue mission, 100 percent,” said Captain Jamie Frederick of the First Coast Guard District.

He added, “We are smack dab in the middle of search and rescue and we’ll continue to put every available asset that we have in an effort to find the Titan and the crew members.”

Although some experts have cautioned on newscasts that the chances of recovering the sub before the people inside run out of oxygen are remote.