The search continues for the lost submersible near the wreck of the Titanic.
The ship was used to take people to the Atlantic Ocean to see the wreck of the Titanic.
OceanGate Expeditions said it was “exploring and mobilizing all options to bring the crew back to safety”.
Here are the five people on board when the submersible went missing
Hamish Harding, 58, a British billionaire, was identified as one of the passengers on the plane. titanic submersible Created by his stepson, Brian Szasz.
Mr. Harding is Chairman of Action Aviation, a sales and operations company that provides a range of services to the business aviation industry.
In a statement on Tuesday, the company said it was “grateful” for all “kind messages”.
It added: “We are grateful for the continued efforts of the authorities and companies who stepped in to aid the rescue effort.”
Before the trip, Mr Harding tweeted that he would be joining OceanGate Expeditions as a mission specialist.
In 2019, he participated in the “One More Orbit” mission, setting a record for the fastest aircraft to fly around the Earth over the poles.
Jannicke Mikkelsen, the explorer and friend of Mr Harding, told Sky News he was “an inspiration for the rest of the team”.
“He will go through emergency checklists and procedures with the submersible captain,” she said.
“He’ll also be a good motivator for the rest of the team to keep calm. I really believe Hamish is someone who can help lead this team – because he’s had tough situations on expeditions in the past.”
Stockton Rush is the CEO and founder of OceanGate Inc and has been a co-founder and board member of the OceanGate Foundation since 2012.
The OceanGate Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote emerging ocean technologies to further discoveries in marine science, history, and archaeology.
At 19, Mr. Rush became the youngest jet transport pilot, according to a profile on his company’s website.
During his university summer break, he flew to Saudi Arabia on an overseas national airline under a subcontract from Saudi Arabian Airlines.
He is said to have traveled to various locations including Cairo, Damascus, London, Zurich and Khartoum.
In 1989, Mr. Rush himself built a Glasair III experimental aircraft, which he still owns and flies, according to his website.
He has also completed a heavily modified Kittredge K-350 two-man submersible in which he has made more than 30 dives to date.
In an interview with Sky News in February, Mr Rush spoke about visiting the wreck of the Titanic.
“What really strikes you is how beautiful it is,” he said.
“You don’t usually see that in shipwrecks.
“It’s a really beautiful shipwreck.”
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French explorer Paul-Henry Nargeolet was a former commander who served in the French Navy for 25 years.
During his service, he became the captain of the Navy’s Deep Diving Squadron.
The 77-year-old, dubbed “Mr. Titanic” for his expertise, has made more than 35 dives at the site of the Titanic’s wreck, according to The New York Times.
After leaving the navy, he joined the French Institute for Marine Research and Development, according to Five Deep Expeditions. Five Deep Expeditions is a company that brings together scientists, engineers and submersible operators to carry out missions.
He was also a member of RMS Titanic Inc, the US company responsible for salvaging the Titanic site – Mr Nargeolet worked with the team to recover many artefacts.
Jessica Saunders, the company’s president, said: “We are devastated by this news, but remain steadfast in our hope that everyone is rescued safely.
“PH value [Paul-Henry] He is not just a colleague, but a friend. No one has more experience at a wreck site, or better opportunity to troubleshoot equipment, than PH.
“We’re still hopeful.”
Dik Barton worked closely with Mr Nagiolet on 22 dives to the wreck in search of artefacts during his tenure as head of operations on the Titanic.
Mr Barton said the missing tour group had “good leadership”.
“He’s the kind of guy who can keep them calm, but that’s not easy in a tube under the sea,” he said.
Shahzada Daoud and his son Suleiman
British businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Suleman, 19, come from one of Pakistan’s wealthiest families, whose eponymous company invests in the agriculture, industry and health sectors.
“We are grateful for the concern of colleagues and friends and ask for your prayers for their safety,” the family said in a statement.
Mr. Dawood has been Vice Chairman of Engro Corporation, a major fertilizer company, since 2003.
The British businessman is also a trustee of the SETI Institute, a Silicon Valley nonprofit dedicated to space exploration.
Mr Dawood is a supporter of two charities founded by King Charles – the British Asia Trust and the Prince’s International Trust.
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Suleiman’s family said he is currently studying at university.
A palace spokesman said the king had asked for a full update on the rescue operation.