offor private use A “rubble field” was discovered during an expedition investigating the wreckage of the Titanic. . As experts evaluate the find, more is being revealed about the five people known to have been on the ship.
The passenger is British businessman Hamish Harding. Pakistani businessman Shazada Dawood and her teenage son Suleman. French explorer Paul-Henri Narjolet. Stockton Rush, CEO of Oceangate, which operates submarines.
Oceangate advertised the trip as an opportunity to “be one of the few to see the Titanic with your own eyes.” It costs $250,000 to secure a seat on the ship, the company says, and the trip will be more of a scientific dive than just a tourist attraction.
Last year, Rush told CBS News that despite the high list price, the tour attracts people of all income levels. “There are people who have mortgaged their homes and come to travel, and there are people who have no idea about such an expensive trip,” he said.
In a June 17 Facebook post, Harding announced he was “proud” to be on the expedition.
“The submarine team has several legendary explorers, some of whom have made more than 30 dives to the RMS Titanic since the 1980s, including PH Nargeolet,” he said. said.
Here’s what you need to know about ship passengers.
Hamish Harding, Chairman, Action Aviation
According to the website, Harding is chairman of a company called Action Aviation, which sells aircraft to Fortune 100 companies, international corporations, heads of state, and people in the entertainment and sports industries.
The British businessman is called a millionaire in the British press, but Forbes magazine I got it That he is not included in the list of the richest people in the world.
Apart from business, Harding is also known for his achievements as an adventurer.he has some record In 2019, he and his team were recognized by Guinness World Records, including the “fastest circumnavigation of the Earth by plane across the geographic poles” in just over 46 hours.
Harding was one of them.About the mission when Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flew to the end of the universe last June.
Ahead of the Titanic expedition, Harding shared on Facebook that the mission “will likely be the first and only manned mission to Titanic in 2023” due to weather conditions.
In an interview two years ago, Harding said,Dangers of underwater exploration after traveling with US explorers Over 2.5 miles along the bottom of the Mariana Trench at 35,876 feet below sea level.
“The only problem is that there are no other submarines out there that can dive to rescue you,” he said of the trip. ”[H]Having a 4 day supply doesn’t really make a difference. If something goes wrong, I won’t be back. ”
Action Aviation’s managing director Mark Butler said in a statement Tuesday that the company and Harding’s family were “extremely grateful for all the kind messages of concern and support from friends and colleagues.” .
”[W]We look forward to welcoming him home,” Butler wrote.
Shazada Dawood and son Suleman Dawood
Shazada Dawood, 48, is Vice Chairman of Dawood Hercules Limited, an investment holding company based in Karachi, Pakistan.
According to his career at the SETI Institute, Dawood Hercules is part of the Dawood Group, a family business for more than a century, and serves on the Institute’s board of directors. Mr. Dawood is the heir to Pakistan’s largest family fortune. according to to the New York Times.
Darwood lives in the UK with his wife and two children, Sleman and daughter Alina, according to the SETI Institute. He is also a “passionate animal lover” and holds a master’s degree in global textile marketing from the University of Philadelphia, USA and a law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK.
Sullman Durwood is 19 years old, according to to the British Daily Mail. According to his DH Group & Engro Corporation, part of the Dawood Hercules Group, he is a sci-fi fan and also enjoys solving Rubik’s Cube and playing volleyball.
The Dawood family said in a statement: “We are very appreciative of the concern that our colleagues and friends have shown and ask everyone to wish them all the best.”
Paul-Henri Narjolet “The Greatest Titanic Explorer”
According to the Oceangate website, Najolet is known as an expert on the Titanic. The company said he led six expeditions to the shipwreck site and is known as “the greatest Titanic explorer ever.”
He is also responsible for underwater research for the RMS Titanic, an American company that owns the salvage rights to the wreck and runs an exhibit featuring artifacts from the ship. About 30 million people have visited the exhibition so far, according to the company.
and interview G. Michael Harris, founder of RMS Titanic, said in an interview with CBS News on Tuesday that he had worked with Nagioret for the past 30 years, describing him as an “all-around good guy.”
Oceangate CEO Stockton Rush
Rush, the CEO of the company that runs the expedition, is also the pilot of the missing Titan expedition.
According to his biography at Oceangate, at the age of 19, Rush earned a DC-8 Type/Captain’s rating at the United Airlines Jet School, making him the youngest person ever to become a pilot with a Jet Transport rating.
Mr. Rush received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1984 and an MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business in 1989. Rush founded Oceangate in 2009 and oversees the company’s financial and engineering strategy, according to the company.
hurry upLast year, Oceangate was still not profitable.
“People may say, ‘Hey, that’s a lot of money, $250,000.’ But we spent over $1 million in gas,” he said.
— As reported by Emmett Lyons of CBS News
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