Days ago, the Titan submarine went missing in some of the deepest waters of the Atlantic. The submarine is owned by OceanGate, and the CEO of the company was onboard the watercraft. After a lengthy search and rescue mission, the Coast Guard discovered debris from the submarine on the ocean floor near the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. All five passengers onboard were presumed dead, and it is widely believed that the submarine imploded.
All passengers were identified as British businessman Hamish Harding; British-Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman; former French Navy diver Paul-Henry Nargeolet; and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush. Channel 5 in the U.K. will air a brief documentary on the tragedy today. The submarine rapidly ran out of oxygen, was controlled by a video game controller, and only had one window. The small watercraft was about the size of a minivan.
Following the confirmation of the five deaths, stories surrounding the company continue to resurface. The risky technology was utilized by several of the biggest names in entertainment and finance.
“The Simpsons” Writer
Shockingly, a writer/director from “The Simpsons” revealed that he once took a tour of the RMS Titanic on the Titan submarine. He stated that the waiver warned of possible death three times.
‘The Simpsons’ writer and producer Mike Reiss revealed he went on three trips with OceanGate, including one to see the Titanic wreckage last summer on the submersible.
He details that passengers were required to sign a waiver that mentioned death three times on the first page. pic.twitter.com/cEYppLzV7M
— Pop Base (@PopBase) June 22, 2023
Many are in disbelief that “The Simpsons” writer went onboard the submersible just last summer. The long running cartoon show has long eerily predicted countless historical events, from the Trump presidency to AR technology. Reiss has reportedly been on three independent voyages with the company.
the simpsons writer needs to be be studied
— I AM ruben (@FWGRANDEE) June 22, 2023
they predicted too many things like… pic.twitter.com/CEuw3zmUH7
— ً (@HAUSOFABBA) June 22, 2023
Renderings of the implosion are emerging online, and the shocking ending of the Titan’s voyage continues to captivate the world.
— Breaking News Worldwide (@FelizKarenP1) June 22, 2023
Many expressed sympathy for the youngest victim of the implosion, the 19-year-old son of a Pakistani billionaire.
19 yr old didn't deserve to die. Unfortunate his horrible father led him to his death.
I hope the submersible company organizing this Titanic viewing expedition is forced to pay for all recovery efforts by Canada/US. #imploded #implosion Debris #Titanic #Submersible #titani pic.twitter.com/fwf9xTGnZ2
— Sonia Prince (@Die__Trying_) June 22, 2023
OceanGate representatives issued a statement that read “This is an extremely sad time for our dedicated employees who are exhausted and grieving deeply over the loss.” The full statement issued condolences for the families of the victims, and thanked the Coast Guard for their rescue efforts.
Full statement pic.twitter.com/zxPsSHThi4
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Is is unclear if OceanGate will face legal action over the implosion at this time.