FACT CHECK: No, Audio Of Banging Sounds Near The Titan Submersible Has Not Been Released
A video shared on Facebook purports audio of sounds detected near the Titan submersible was recently released.
The U.S. Coast Guard has not released the purported audio via its website or verified social media accounts. An ocean acoustics expert who reviewed the purported audio told The Associated Press it “doesn’t sound real.”
The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to investigate the fatal implosion of the Titan submersible, according to Fox News. Voice recordings from the submersible’s mother ship will be reviewed, CBS News Miami reported.
The Facebook video, liked over 100 times, purports audio of sounds detected near the Titan submersible was recently released. Supposed underwater knocks and “banging” can be heard in the video.
The claim is false. The U.S. Coast Guard has not released the purported audio via its website or verified social media accounts. Likewise, there are no credible news reports indicating purported audio of sounds detected near the Titan submersible was recently released.
Officials said they had detected underwater noises during their search for the Titan submersible Wednesday, according to CBS News. Officials said “banging noises” were heard at 30-minute intervals Tuesday night into Wednesday, the outlet reported. The noises were detected by a Canadian P-8 aircraft that dropped sonobuoys during the search.
A U.S. Navy official said the Navy had detected an “acoustic anomaly consistent with an implosion” after the submersible went missing, the outlet indicated.
Matt Dzieciuch, an ocean acoustics expert who reviewed the purported audio, told The Associated Press it “doesn’t sound real.”
Dzieciuch, an expert at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, described the purported banging noises in the audio clip as “exceptionally clear.”
“I would have thought it would be a little bit more muddled than that, Dzieciuch explained to the outlet. (RELATED: No, This Video Does Not Show A Train Carrying Armored Vehicles In The U.S.)
The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday the passengers aboard the Titan submersible were presumed dead after debris was found near the Titanic, Axios reported.
Check Your Fact has contacted the U.S. Coast Guard and two underwater acoustics experts for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.