…By Gift BADEWO for TDPel Media.
A Heartbreaking Announcement
In a somber revelation, OceanGate, the company responsible for operating the Titan submersible tour, declared that they presume all the passengers aboard the missing craft to be deceased.
OceanGate made this distressing announcement on Thursday, June 22nd, before 8pm UK time, expressing deep sorrow over the loss of life and the unique joy the passengers brought to everyone they encountered.
The Missing Explorers
OceanGate also took the opportunity to honor the memory of the five passengers on the ill-fated submersible by naming them in the statement.
This group, including a British billionaire, embarked on a deep-sea journey near the Titanic wreck site and have been missing since the submersible failed to resurface.
Rescue teams initiated an extensive search for the craft, which was last reported approximately 435 miles south of St John’s in Newfoundland, Canada, on Sunday, June 19th.
A Devastating Conclusion
Despite the exhaustive efforts of the US Coast Guard and other assisting agencies, OceanGate regretfully concluded that all individuals aboard the Titan have tragically lost their lives at sea.
The lost explorers included the company’s CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet.
These men were celebrated as true explorers, known for their adventurous spirit and profound passion for exploring and safeguarding the world’s oceans.
OceanGate expressed its deep grief for the loss of these five lives, and extended its heartfelt sympathy to their families and loved ones.
Appreciation for Tireless Efforts
The company also acknowledged the emotional toll this tragedy has taken on their employees, who are left exhausted and deeply mourning.
OceanGate expressed gratitude to the international community, appreciating the numerous organizations that mobilized vast resources in a bid to find the missing explorers.
The company highlighted the dedicated and tireless work of these organizations, acknowledging their days and nights of continuous effort in support of their crew and their families.
OceanGate recognized that this tragic incident impacts not only the immediate families of the deceased but also resonates deeply within the wider explorer community.
In closing, OceanGate requested that the privacy of the affected families be respected during this devastating time.
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