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Tim Hanlon

Stepson of missing Hamish Harding attends Blink-182 concert amid search for Titanic sub

A stepson of one of the five stricken crew members in the Titan submersible has posted a photo of himself at “favourite band” Blink-182 concert.

Time is running out to find the sub which disappeared in a remote part of the North Atlantic while taking tourists down to see the wreckage of the Titanic.

The world is watching on as the desperate bid continues with possibly as little as a day’s oxygen left.

Among the five crew members in the sub is British billionaire explorer Hamish Harding.

And his stepson Brian Szasz posted a message with his “thoughts and prayers” that the 58-year-old chairman of private plane firm Action Aviation could be found.

The stepson admitted it may look "distasteful" (Brian Szasz/Facebook)

"Hamish my stepdad is lost in a submarine thoughts and prayers that the rescue mission will be successful," he posted on Facebook last Monday.

But then minutes later he also shared that he was at a concert to see his favourite band Blink-182.

Along with a photo of himself at the venue he admitted it could look “distasteful” but his family would want him to be there.

"It might be distasteful being here but my family would want me to be at the Blink-182 show as it’s my favorite band and music helps me in difficult times!” he wrote.

The stepson admitted it may look "distasteful" (Brian Szasz/Facebook)

Also in the sub are pilot Stockton Rush, the CEO of the company leading the expedition, Pakistani nationals Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, and French explorer Paul-Henry Nargeolet.

Hopes have been raised of finding the crew after a Canadian military surveillance aircraft picked up an underwater noise, although the US Coast Guard did not elaborate on what it could be.

Meanwhile, questions remain about how teams could reach the lost submersible, which could be as deep as about 12,500 feet below the surface near the watery tomb of the historic ocean liner.

Brian Szasz also posted "thoughts and prayers" for the rescue mission (brian.szasz/Facebook)

The Coast Guard wrote on Twitter that a Canadian P-3 Orion had "detected underwater noises in the search area." Rescuers then moved an underwater robot to that area but those searches "have yielded negative results but continue."

"The data from the P-3 aircraft has been shared with our US Navy experts for further analysis which will be considered in future search plans," the Coast Guard said.

Hamish Harding is a British billionaire (AP)

The Coast Guard statement came after Rolling Stone, citing what it described as internal US Department of Homeland Security emails on the search, said that teams heard "banging sounds in the area every 30 minutes."

Three C-17 transport planes from the U.S. military have been used to move commercial submersible and support equipment from Buffalo, New York, to St. John's, Newfoundland, to aid in the search, a spokesperson for U.S. Air Mobility Command said.

Oxygen is running out on the sub (PA)

The Canadian military said it provided a patrol aircraft and two surface ships, including one that specializes in dive medicine. It also dropped sonar buoys to listen for any sounds from the Titan.

Rescuers have been racing against the clock because even under the best of circumstances the vessel could run out of oxygen by Thursday morning.

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