Tributes pour in for the sailors who died in the Titan submarine’s “catastrophic implosion”

After several days of airborne and underwater investigations, a robotic diving vehicle sent from a Canadian ship on Thursday found a Titan submersible debris field 1,600 feet (488 metres) off the Titanic’s bow.

A little over an hour and a half into the two-hour dive to the most famous shipwreck in the world that was scheduled to take place on Sunday morning, the Titan, owned and operated by the US company OceanGate Expeditions, went missing.

According to the White House, the preceding week had been a “harrowing ordeal” for the loved ones of the five individuals.

The company said in a statement that “our hearts and thoughts go out to loved ones and their families of those who sacrificed their precious lives on the Titan.” “We still think of them all often and pray for them. They have spent the last few days going through a horrible experience.

The US Coast Guard and its allies in Canada, the UK, and France were praised in the statement for their assistance with the search and rescue operations.

The passengers of the Titan were praised as “true adventurers who possessed a unique spirit of exploration and an intense desire for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans” by OceanGate, the business that ran the Titan and whose CEO, Stockton Rush, is among the deceased.

Hamish Harding, a British billionaire explorer, was mourned by his family as a “dedicated father” who was “a guide, an inspiration, a support, and a living legend” after hearing of his passing.

The 58-year-old explorer’s family released the following statement: “He was one of a kind and we treasured him. Whatever the environment, he was a passionate explorer who lived for his family, his business, and the upcoming adventure.

According to Harding’s family, his passing left a “gap in our lives that can never be filled” and that they were “united in grief” with the families of the other victims.

We sincerely thank everyone for their efforts because we think Hamish would be very proud to see how different countries, experts, and friends came together for the hunt.

James Cleverly, the foreign secretary of the United Kingdom, called the update “tragic news” and stated that the British families impacted were receiving close support from the UK Government.

The family of businessman Shahzada Dawood, who was born in Pakistan, and his 19-year-old son Suleman mourned their deaths with “profound grief” and expressed their “sincere gratitude” to everyone who helped with the rescue attempts. Hussain and Kulsum Dawood, Shahzada Dawood’s parents, released a statement in which they said, “Their tireless efforts were a source of strength for us.” The overwhelming love and support we receive keeps us going as we cope with this unfathomable loss.

Engro Corporation issued the following statement: “With heavy hearts and tremendous sadness, we mourn the passing of our beloved vice-chairman, Shahzada Dawood, and his cherished son, Suleman Dawood.

At this awful time, we are sending our thoughts and prayers to the Dawood family. We send our deepest sympathies to the bereaved family, friends, coworkers, and everyone else around the world.

Longtime employee Paul-Henri Nargeolet passed away, and RMS Titanic, the business that holds the salvage rights to the Titanic shipwreck, expressed its condolences.

Since they started working together in the 1990s, according to friend and former coworker Matthew Tulloch, Nargeolet has reportedly loved his work. Tulloch added with a slight giggle, “I never had the idea that he was looking forward to retirement.You sort of think about people once they retire, when they can continue and follow their passions. Nothing else comes to mind that he would enjoy more than travelling and sharing his experiences with others; this was exactly that for him.

The five individuals who are now thought to have perished instantly in the “catastrophic implosion” of the Titan submarine on its journey to the Titanic have received tributes.

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