4:21 p.m. ET, June 22, 2023
President of The Explorers Membership says he is heartbroken over tragic lack of people on Titan
The president of The Explorers Membership stated the group is heartbroken over the tragic lack of the people on the Titan vessel on Thursday.
“Our buddies and fellow Explorers Membership members Hamish Harding and Paul-Henri Nargeolet are misplaced, together with Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, whereas making an attempt to succeed in the RMS Titanic,” President Richard Garriott de Cayeux stated in a press release.
He thanked the numerous teams concerned within the search and rescue mission and the numerous others world wide “who’ve mobilized personnel and assets to help the search and rescue.”
“Hamish Harding is an expensive pal to me personally and to The Explorers Membership. He holds a number of world data and has continued to push dragons off maps each in particular person and thru supporting expeditions and worthy causes. Paul-Henri was elected to the Membership in 2001 and was one of many foremost specialists on submersible expeditions to the Titanic,” Garriott de Cayeux stated.
He stated each Harding and Nargeolet have been “drawn to discover” to attempt to advance science and “for the betterment of mankind.” Garriott de Cayeux added that Rush, who was the CEO and chairman of OceanGate who operated the Titan, was a pal of the membership and gave lectures at its headquarters.
“Whereas we didn’t know Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman personally, their want to discover as a household would have led them to our doorstep in some unspecified time in the future of their futures, the place we’d have welcomed them,” he stated.