Who are the five missing from the submarine that descended to the wreck of the 'Titanic' | International

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An American citizen, another British citizen, two Pakistanis residing in the United Kingdom and with British passports, and a Frenchman were traveling in the small submersible. Titan, disappeared on Sunday in the waters of the North Atlantic after beginning the descent to the wreck of the Titanic, the ocean liner sunk in 1912 on its maiden voyage. Less than two hours after starting the dive, the Titan it disappeared from radar, giving rise to a desperate search against the clock and the oceanic complexity.

It is estimated that the air reserve inside the Titan It sold out this Thursday at six in the morning, local time (noon in mainland Spain). So the chances of finding them alive are already minimal.

He Titan It was chartered by Oceangate Expeditions and the company's founder and CEO, Stockton Rush, was traveling as a pilot, the best proof that he trusted the device's safety, despite some warnings about possible problems. Along with Stockton Rush were four other people. Two of them are billionaires who had decided to pay a large sum of money to come and see the remains of the titanic. Hamish Harding was an adventurer with several Guinness records who already traveled into space on a Blue Origin rocket, Jeff Bezos's company. The other, Shahzada Dawood, was traveling with her 19-year-old son Suleman on what was their big adventure together. The fifth occupant of the submersible was Paul-Henri Nargeolet, one of the foremost experts on the titanicto whose remains he had traveled 37 times and who had the perfect guide profile for the expedition.

Stockton Rush

“Stockton was taking risks. He was inteligent. He had a vision, he wanted to move things forward,” Greg Stone, an ocean scientist friend of the 'Titan' pilot, said Tuesday, calling him a “true pioneer” in submersible innovation. Stockon Rush, a 61-year-old aerospace engineer, founded OceanGate in 2009 in Everett, just outside of Seattle. The company began taking tourists to the Titanic in 2021.

In an interview with CBS News last year, Rush defended the safety of his submersible, but said nothing is without risk. “What worries me most are the things that prevent us from reaching the surface: ledges, fishing nets, entanglement hazards,” he said, adding that a good pilot could avoid those hazards. Rush became the world's youngest jet transport pilot at age 19, in 1981.

The millionaire businessman and adventurer Hamish Harding

Hamish Harding

Hamish Harding, 58, a billionaire British businessman and adventurer, lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He heads the Action Aviation company and paid to go on the expedition. In a post to his Facebook account Saturday, Harding said he was "proud" to be a part of the mission. Harding achieved three Guinness World Records, including the longest voyage by a manned ship on the bottom of the sea. In March 2021, he and ocean explorer Victor Vescovo dove to the lowest depth of the Mariana Trench. In June 2022, he took to space on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.

Paul-Henri Nargeolet, in 2013

Paul-Henri Nargeolet

Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a 77-year-old Frenchman, is a former officer in his country's navy, an expert on the 'Titanic' after having made multiple trips to the wreck over several decades. He is director of underwater research for E/M Group and RMS Titanic, has made 37 dives on the wreck and overseen the recovery of 5,000 artifacts.

He was an expedition leader on the most technologically advanced dive on the 'Titanic' in 2010, which used high-resolution sonar and 3D optical imaging on the bow and stern sections, as well as the debris field. While working at the French Institute for Research and Exploitation of the Sea, he led the first recovery expedition for the 'Titanic' in 1987.

Shahzada Dawood Entrepreneur

shahzada dawood

Shahzada Dawood, 48, a British-Pakistani national, boarded the 'Titan' with her 19-year-old son Suleman. Both are members of one of Pakistan's most prominent families. His company, Dawood Hercules, based in Karachi, is engaged in agriculture, the petrochemical industry and telecommunications infrastructure and belongs to the important Engro conglomerate, of which he is vice president (the chairmanship is held by his father, Hussain). . Both firms are listed on the Pakistani Stock Exchange. He is also on the board of trustees of the California-based SETI Institute, which searches for extraterrestrial intelligence.

This undated handout from the Dawood Hercules Corporation released on June 20, 2023 shows businessman Shahzada Dawood, the vice-chairman of Karachi-headquartered conglomerate Engro, and his son Suleman. Rescuers hoped on June 20, 2023 that the arrival of specialized deep-sea vessels and US Navy experts would boost desperate efforts to find the tourist submersible named Titan that went missing near the wreck of the Titanic, as oxygen for the five, including Dawood and his son Suleman, on board quickly runs out. (Photo by Handout / DAWOOD HERCULES CORPORATION / AFP) / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DAWOOD HERCULES CORPORATION" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

suleman dawood

Suleman, 19, is one of the two children of Shahzada Dawood, with whom he was traveling aboard the 'Titan', and his wife, Christine. The marriage also has a daughter, Alina. The family resides in London. Suleman is a "big fan of science fiction literature and learning new things," according to the family. He likes the Rubik's cube and playing volleyball. He is a recent graduate of ACS International School in Cobham.

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