The U.S. Coast Guard announced that five people, who were on board the OceanGate submarine used for tourist purposes to visit the wreckage of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean, have lost their lives and the submarine was reported missing.
Who was in the submarine?
British billionaire Hamish Harding, owner of Action Aviation, Pakistani businessman Şehzade Davud and his son Süleyman Davud, founder and CEO of OceanGate, the owner of the submarine, Stockton Rush, and French submarine pilot Paul Henry Nargeolet.
The cost of the trip is ridiculous.
This trip to the sunken ship Titanic occupied the public agenda in many ways. The trip was carrying 4 billionaires and business people. The price per person for this trip was exactly 250 thousand dollars.
We believe they are dead.
The owner of the submarine, OceanGate, announced today that they believe that all 5 people on the submarine died.
“We believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Şehzade Davud and his son Süleyman Davud, Hamish Harding and Paul-Henri Nargeolet are sadly deceased,” said a written statement from OceanGate.
Pointing out that the 5 people on the submarine are “true explorers”, the statement said, “At this tragic time, our hearts are with these 5 souls and each member of their families.”
Emphasizing that the firm is grateful to everyone who participated in the search and rescue efforts, the statement said, “This is a very sad moment for the entire explorer community and for all families who lost their loved ones at sea. We ask that families’ privacy be respected at this painful time.”
We now believe that our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost.
These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and joy they brought to everyone they knew.
This is an extremely sad time for our dedicated employees who are exhausted and grieving deeply over this loss. The entire OceanGate family is deeply grateful for the countless men and women from multiple organizations of the international community who expedited wide-ranging resources and have worked so very hard on this mission. We appreciate their commitment to finding these five explorers, and their days and nights of tireless work in support of our crew and their families.
This is a very sad time for the entire explorer community, and for each of the family members of those lost at sea. We respectfully ask that the privacy of these families be respected during this most painful time.
Remote controlled submarine.
The communication of the Titanic submarine, which set off with an oxygen supply of approximately 96 hours and the journey time was predicted to be 2.5 hours, was cut off 1 hour and 45 minutes after the dive with the ship “Polar Prince”. Under water, where GPS did not work, the submarine was guided by messages from the ship on the surface.
According to the news of the Spanish newspaper Marca, it turned out that the submarine is controlled by the F710 wireless joystick model produced by the Logitech company for players.
The console, which was released in 2010 for computer gamers, is sold for $ 30.
In the news, which included expert opinions, it was stated that the accident in question could be caused by the game arm that was released 13 years ago.
The curse of the Titanic ship, which crashed into an iceberg exactly 111 years ago and lost the lives of 1500 passengers, continues. The Titanic ship was making its maiden voyage the day it sank, just like the oceangate.
The Coast Guard made a statement.
In the statement made by the US Coast Guard, the Canadian military search plane detected some sounds under the water that they think may be from the submarine; It was stated that the voices in question were heard at 30-minute intervals. However, it was not certain whether these sounds belonged to the submarine.
The US Navy has also prepared a lifting system that can tow heavy submarine objects to a depth of 6,000 meters to assist in rescue efforts if the submarine is found.
Experts had predicted that the oxygen in the touristic submarine, which could not be heard since Sunday, would be depleted as of today.
It was stated that the ship uses the Starlink satellite internet system owned by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX.