UPDATE: U.S. Coast Guard officials confirmed June 22 that debris of the Titan were found on the ocean floor less than half a mile away from the Titanic wreckage. The operating company OceanGate believes all five explorers on board have died. Read more on the tragedy here.
As the search for the missing Titanic submersible continues, Brian Szasz is speaking out about his family's ordeal.
The stepson of billionaire Hamish Harding, who is confirmed to be a part of the five-person crew aboard the sea-vessel that disappeared in the North Atlantic Ocean June 18, is detailing the difficulty surrounding the recovery mission.
"This whole situation is a f--king nightmare though, everything about it, especially what Hamish is going through down there, it's just f--king God awful," he said in a June 21 Instagram Story video. "I really appreciate the love and support. I haven't slept in days, it's not about me, obviously just too worried about my mom, the situation."
"So, I'm not rocking out or whatever they're trying to accuse me of doing, but it just f--king makes the situation that much worse," he continued. "To have outside forces that are using their power for complete f--king evil, my God. Thanks again, have a good night."
The search for the submersible and its five passengers was launched after it disappeared during a mission to explore the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. The U.S. Coast Guard shared an update amid the massive search June 21, revealing that an aircraft was redirected to a specific part of the search area after it "detected underwater noises."
"As a result, ROV operations were relocated in an attempt to explore the origin of the noises," their June 21 statement read. "Those ROV searches have yielded negative results but continue."
During a briefing, officials shared that there was an estimated 40 hours of oxygen left in the submarine as of June 20. The sub's breathing air supply is estimated to run out June 22.
To learn more about the passengers onboard the Titan submersible, keep reading…
This story was updated June 22, 2023 at 6:43 p.m. PT with details of a U.S. Coast Guard press conference.