…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Nigerian billionaire and politician, Ned Nwoko, recently expressed his grief over the untimely death of British businessman Captain Hermish Harding during an ill-fated expedition to explore the wreckage of the Titanic.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Nwoko revealed that he had been invited to join the underwater journey but was unable to participate due to his national responsibilities.
He shared fond memories of his friendship and past adventures with Harding, emphasizing the late pilot’s passion for exploration.
Tragic Demise of Captain Hermish Harding
Captain Hermish Harding, along with four others, tragically lost their lives when their submersible imploded in the North Atlantic Ocean during their journey to witness the Titanic wreckage on June 18, 2023.
This devastating incident claimed the lives of the passengers aboard the ill-fated vessel, including Harding.
Nwoko’s National Duties Prevented His Participation
Ned Nwoko, renowned for his wealth and marriage to actress Regina Daniels, paid tribute to his late friend, Captain Hermish Harding, in an Instagram post.
He mentioned that he was unable to join the expedition as he was occupied with important national responsibilities.
Despite his absence, Nwoko expressed his condolences and shared memories of their adventures together.
Fond Memories of Past Expeditions
In his tribute to Harding, Ned Nwoko reminisced about their previous explorations and the close bond they shared.
He shared several photos of their joint expedition to Antarctica, highlighting Harding’s love for adventure.
Nwoko praised the late pilot’s accomplishments as a gulf stream pilot who had achieved a Guinness World Record for circumnavigating the Earth.
Additionally, Nwoko revealed that Harding had invited him on a space shuttle expedition the previous year, as well as the ill-fated Titan adventure to the Titanic wreckage.
Partnership in Malaria Eradication Research
Nwoko further disclosed that Captain Hermish Harding had been his dear friend and business partner.
They collaborated on various research projects aimed at eradicating malaria in Africa.
Nwoko praised Harding’s unwavering enthusiasm and support for the cause, emphasizing their shared dedication to combatting this prevalent disease.
Conclusion: Remembering a Remarkable Friend and Partner
Ned Nwoko concluded his tribute by conveying his heartfelt condolences to Harding’s grieving wife and children, whom he considered family friends.
He expressed deep sorrow for the loss of his dear friend and acknowledged the valuable experience and expertise that Harding brought to their partnership.
The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks inherent in adventurous pursuits, leaving behind a void that will be deeply felt.
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