The operator OceanGate has confirmed that its CEO, Stockton Rush, is among the five people missing on board. One of Pakistan’s richest men Shahzada Dawood, her son Suleiman Dawood, British businessman Hamish Harding and French military veteran and one of the world’s most famous deep-diving experts Paul-Henri Nargolet are confirmed as other passengers. . Harding posted on social media two days ago that the area was experiencing its worst weather in 40 years, according to Bloomberg.
“The weather window has just opened and tomorrow we will try to dive. This mission will probably be the first and only crewed expedition to the Titanic in 2023,” he wrote.
The search is being conducted by the United States Coast Guard in Boston. He said more than 16,000 square kilometers were searched for the missing submarine. The submersible before diving into the ocean had a 96-hour oxygen supply. The Titan is controlled by an inexpensive video game joystick, its CEO revealed in a video interview last year. Stockton Rush, while holding what appears to be a modified Logitech F710 wireless gamepad, said during a story broadcast on CBS Sunday morning: “We run everything with a game controller.” According to gaming website Dexerto, the device first debuted in 2011, and an upgraded version is currently on sale on Amazon for $30. In the CBS video, Rush’s version has modified and extended joysticks to help control the bathyscaphe.
On Tuesday it was learned that France sent the Atalante research vessel, equipped with an underwater robot that can reach a depth of 4,000 meters. “The idea and our desire is for the ship to arrive as soon as possible, which should happen on Wednesday at 8pm local time,” French Secretary of State Herve Berville, who is in charge of maritime affairs, told BFMTV.
OceanGate of Everett, Washington, confirmed that contact with the Titan was lost 1 hour and 45 minutes after the dive. The company has gained popularity in recent years for its expeditions to the Titanic and, most recently, created the first large-scale digital scan of a shipwreck.