The grisly economics of a Coast Guard rescue at sea

Once the window of a successful lifesaving closes, the Coast Guard ends its search and the family is responsible for whatever operation they’re willing to fund to recover the remains.

I suspect all the deep sea contractors urgently steaming their expensive vessels to site are doing so with the knowledge that there’s a Pakistani billionaire on board the sunken sub and there’s some hope for a big private contract.

{{{Zukunft predicted that a difficult decision must be made Thursday, as the Titan’s 96 hours of oxygen expires. At that point, he said, the company that owns Titan, OceanGate, must make a call on what kind of salvage and recovery operation it wants to pursue at its own expense.}}}



The noon local Detroit news reported that a small debris field has been found.