Over the last few days, people cold not help but hope in anticipation that 5 tourists that were reported missing over the weekend after boarding the OceanGate Submersible to explore the remains of the Titanic wreckage would be found. Unfortunately, after an extensive search by the coastguard, it was announced that all 5 passengers were considered lost at sea.
Remains of the voyage found 1,600 feet away from the Titanic wreckage the passengers hoped to catch a glimpse of have led officials to believe that the submersible at some point just collapsed under pressure, causing an explosion and unfortunately made the grim announcement that the passengers were considered lost at sea or deceased.
The OceanGate company came under fire over the last decade for unsafe practices in how they were operating these expensive dive expeditions, yet continued to operate against several warnings from officials.
The five victims include CEO of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, 61; British billionaire and explorer Hamish Harding, 58; Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his 19-year-old son, Suleman; and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, a 77-year-old French explorer. A relative of the 19-year-old victim later reported that he was terrified to go on the excursion but decided to give it a go for his dad to celebrate Father's Day.
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