According to the U.S. Coast Guard, all five crewmembers aboard the Ocean Gate Titan Submarine are presumed deceased due to debris found in the search area indicating a “catastrophic implosion,” as reported by them.
Wreckage from the Titanic had been discovered near its bow after it sunk, approximately 25 yards from where she had vanished into the depths.
The Titan, after departing on its journey to search for Titanic wreckage, went missing last Sunday. Search efforts have focused around an area where Canadian planes heard “underwater noises” Tuesday and again yesterday.
Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard believed that five people on board may run out of air around 7:10 am ET today and had not identified its location as they conducted their search efforts.
Ocean Gate Titan Submarine Update Passengers list:
Paul-Henry Nargeolet, 73
Stockton Rush, 61
Hamish Harding, 58
Shahzada Dawood, 48
Sulaiman Dawood, 19
On Thursday, officials with the U.S. Coast Guard revealed that two people have perished following an explosion on board an oil tanker that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.
White House issued a statement offering its deepest condolences and prayers to those affected by the Titan tragedy. We extend our sympathies and remain close to them during this difficult time, and offer our thoughts and prayers as they go through this tragic ordeal.
The statement also extended gratitude to those searching for the submersible around the globe, such as members of the Coast Guard.
“This demonstrates the high-level skills and professionalism displayed by those serving our nation on an everyday basis,” read the statement.
Shahzada and Suleman Dawood:
Suleman Dawood were two people aboard the lost submarine. Shahzada is 48 years old and serves on several non-profit boards such as SETI Institute – an organization dedicated to studying life and intelligence worldwide
Prince’s Trust International and British Asian Trust are among its clients; in school for Textile Marketing or Law; now working for other non-profit groups – while at school Suleman was 19 when both joined them in the warehouse.
The Dawood family originates in Pakistan but now resides in Surbinton in south-east London. A businessman serves as vice president of Dawood Hercules Corporation – an investment company that produces chemical goods.
Stockton Rush, CEO of Ocean Gate and Executive Director since its formation thirteen years ago is among those onboard Ocean Gate Titan. He serves as Executive Director and is one of its co-founders.
Rush was the youngest qualified jet transport pilot on earth at 19 when he earned the rank of captain. That same year, he designed an experimental plane and submersible capable of accommodating two people for more than 30 dives.
Paul-Henry Nargeolet was born 73 years ago and currently retired after 20 years as commander of the French Navy.
Hamish Harding, born in 1964 and president of Action Aviation (a company that buys and sells aircraft), has also been identified in the submarine being searched by authorities as someone found inside it. An accomplished explorer with several records broken, notably at the South Pole.
Ocean Gate Titan
Early this morning, the US Coast Guard reported that the submersible had been destroyed in
a “catastrophic implosion” as it attempted to return to the surface, killing all five on board.
A report in last night’s Wall Street Journal indicated that underwater microphones of the
US Navy could hear what they believed was its explosion several hours after it went underwater.
Ocean Gate Titan:
At the bottom of the ocean was found trash from the Titan submersible submerged 12,500 feet beneath, including five large pieces from it, and no human bones were reported found.
When “Titan” lost contact with the surface vessel on Sunday, it was heading toward the wreck of the Titanic ship
OceanGate Expeditions which was running the trip stated in the statement that none of the five men aboard Titan were alive at that time.
Ocean Gate Titan Submarine Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush
was also serving as a pilot, while OceanGate Expeditions’ founder Hamish Harding (58), Pakistani-born businessman Shahzada Dawood (48), and son Suleman (19)
from Pakistan who is a British citizen; French oceanographer Paul-Henri
Nargeolet 77 years old had visited the Titanic multiple times as well.