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The Titanic expedition, which had departed from St. Johns, Newfoundland, was intended to be the first manned mission to the wreck in 2023.
Five people were on board the submersible, including an operator and four mission specialists.Efforts are underway to reestablish contact.
The crew of the Polar Prince, the ship transporting the submersible and expedition members, lost contact with the submarine during a dive.
The identity of the people on board, including whether they are paying tourists or specialists, has not been disclosed.
Multiple agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian armed forces, are involved in the search effort.
Sonar buoys have been deployed, and aircraft and vessels are scanning the area for the missing sub.
The focus is on locating the vessel and developing a rescue plan if it is found underwater.
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