The Titanic Sub Catastrophe: What did the passenger’s sister know that we didn’t

Azmeh Dawood, elder sibling to Shahzada Dawood and aunt to Suleman Dawood, who are among the lost crew of the Titanic submersible, admitted that no sum, “not even a million dollars,” could have persuaded her to embark on that vessel.

The tragic loss of two kin, passengers on the Titanic submersible, is a harsh reality Azmeh Dawood is currently grappling with. Shahzada Dawood, a Pakistani businessman, along with his teenage son Suleman were on the ill-fated Titanic submersible named Titan, which went off the radar on June 18 during a voyage to the historic wreck of RMS Titanic that sank in 1912. Both are now presumed dead along with three other souls on board.

Azemah confessed to NBC News on June 22 that a million-dollar incentive wouldn’t have been enough to get her on the Titan. She is deeply devastated, expressing how her heart aches at the thought of her brother and nephew being on the Titan. Moreover, she lamented the gruelling, high-tension four-day rescue operation launched to locate the submersible before it depleted its oxygen supply in the early hours of June 22.

She empathetically stated, “I’m truly saddened that the entire world has had to endure this intense suspense and emotional ordeal.”

Azmeh’s struggle to make sense of this tragic event has left her feeling like she’s trapped in a dreadful movie, one with a ticking clock yet no clear end in sight. She shared her distress at the thought of her family members trapped inside the submersible.

The Titan, owned by OceanGate, a private organization that provides tours to see the Titanic’s remains, lost communication with the Canadian research ship Polar Prince, 105 minutes into its mission on June 18. By June 22, debris from the Titan was found, which suggested that a “disastrous incident” had likely occurred, according to NBC News.

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OceanGate, on the same day, made a solemn announcement believing the five individuals aboard Titan, including the company’s CEO, Stockton Rush, were no longer among the living.

OceanGate’s message stated, “We sadly believe we have lost our CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet. These men were not just explorers, but adventurers with a common spirit and an immense passion for discovering and safeguarding the oceans. Our thoughts are with these five souls and their families during this tragic time. We mourn the vibrant life and happiness they brought to all who knew them.”

Continued below is more information about the five lives feared lost aboard the Titan submersible.

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Stockton Rush: OceanGate confirmed that its CEO, Stockton Rush, was a member of the crew on the submersible on June 20.

The company, founded by Rush in Everett, Wash., in 2009, has always been in the business of exploration. Rush, aged 61, had dreams of being the first man on Mars and once mentioned he would “like to be remembered as an innovator.”

An interesting connection Rush shared with the infamous 1912 Titanic event is that his wife Wendy Rush is the great-great-granddaughter of Ida and Isidor Straus, a couple who tragically lost their lives on the Titanic.

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Shahzada Dawood & Suleman Dawood: Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman Dawood, were also passengers on the Titan.

Belonging to one of Pakistan’s most affluent families, Shahzada Dawood was the vice-chairman of Engro Corporation, according to The New York Times. His son was pursuing studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Reflecting on the tragedy, Azmeh Dawood, Shahzada’s sister, shared her emotional turmoil with NBC News on June 22. She admitted it was agonizing to think of her teenage nephew onboard the Titan, especially since he “wasn’t very enthusiastic” and felt “terrified” about the journey.

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Hamish Harding: British billionaire Hamish Harding disclosed his participation in the mission in a social media post on June 17, just a day before the submersible embarked on the fatal journey.

The Chairman of Action Aviation and an Explorers Club member mentioned that they began their journey from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, planning to start diving operations around 4 a.m. on June 18. A well-versed adventurer, Harding had been to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean, circumnavigated the Earth by plane with the One More Orbit project, and even embarked on a space voyage on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard rocket in June 2022.

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Paul-Henri Nargeolet: French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet was the fifth passenger on the Titan.

Previously part of the French Navy, the 71-year-old was a certified Titanic expert and had made 35 trips to the wreckage. Nargeolet was also the director of RMS Titanic, Inc., a company dedicated to researching, salvaging, and exhibiting artifacts from the ill-fated ship.

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The Titan: As mentioned by Harding, the Titan was part of an OceanGate Expeditions tour that took tourists to the wreckage site of the RMS Titanic that tragically sank in 1912.

OceanGate expressed its condolences to the families of the missing passengers in a statement on June 19, saying, “Our entire focus is on the crew members in the submersible and their families, we are deeply grateful for the immense assistance we have received from various government agencies and deep-sea companies in our efforts to reestablish contact with the submersible.”


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