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Submarine Touring the Titanic Wreckage Disappears, See the 5 Missing Passengers

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By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read
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The missing submarine (The Independent) |

A search and rescue mission has been sent out to rescue a private submersible that went missing while carrying five people on an expedition to explore the wreckage of the Titanic. 


The research vessel lost contact with the submersible on Sunday morning during a dive about 900 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the U.S. The Canadian authorities have been searching for it.


Jamie Frederick, the Coast Guard, told the reporters that they only had about 40 hours of breathable air left out of the estimate based on the vessel's original 96 hours of available oxygen, yet, there was still no sign of the missing sub. The U.S. search efforts continue.


Here is more information about the five passengers on the missing Titanic submersible: 


Among the confirmed passengers are Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate, the company which operates the vessel, British businessman Hamish Harding, French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, and his teenage son, Suleman. 



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Search underway for missing submarine



Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman Dawood 


48-year-old Shahzada Dawood is the vice chairman of Dawood Hercules, an investment and holding company established in Karachi, Pakistan.


Shahzada Dawood is also part of the Dawood Group, a family business that has been existing for more than a century. According to the New York TimesDawood is also next in line as heir to one of Pakistan's largest family fortunes.


His son Suleman Dawood is 19 years old. He is a fan of Science fiction and also enjoys solving Rubik's Cubes and playing volleyball, according to DH Group & Engro Corporation, part of the Dawood Hercules Group.


Paul-Henri Nargeolet

According to the OceanGate website,  PH Nargeolet is known as a Titanic expert. The company said; He led six expeditions to the ship's wreckage site and is known as "Titanic's Greatest Explorer."


Paul-Henri Nargeolet is also the director of underwater research for RMS Titanic, an American company that owns the salvage rights to the wreck and operates exhibits featuring artifacts from the ship. The founder of RMS Titanic Inc, G. Michael Harris, said In an interview with CBS News that he has worked with Nargeolet for the past 30 years, and he described him as a " good guy."


Hamish Harding, chairman of Action Aviation

Harding is the chairman of the Action Aviation company. A company that sells aircraft to Fortune 100 companies and international corporations. The British business tycoon is referred to as a billionaire in the British press, but he's not included on its list of the world's richest people. 


Hamish Harding is also one of six people on Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin's mission when they flew to the edge of space last June.


Harding shared on Facebook before the Titanic expedition that the mission was "likely to be the first and only manned mission to the Titanic in 2023" because of weather conditions.


Stockton Rush

Rush, the CEO of the company operating the expedition, is also the pilot of the missing Titan expedition.

According to his biography at Ocean Gate, Rush was the youngest person to become a jet transport-rated pilot at the age of 18. He earned a DC-8 Type/Captain's rating at the United Airlines Jet Training Institute.


Rush earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1984 from Princeton University and an MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business in 1989. Rush founded OceanGate in 2009, where he oversees the company's financial and engineering strategies, according to the company.