Hamish Harding, a British billionaire who has previously journeyed into space with Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin, is now feared to be on the missing Titanic tourist submarine, The Independent reports.
Harding’s Last Post: Before the mission, Harding announced on Instagram his participation in what he called “the first and only manned mission to the Titanic in 2023.” Despite the worst winter in Newfoundland in 40 years, a brief “weather window” allowed for the dive attempt. His post ended with a hopeful note for more updates, contingent on the weather.
Confirmation of Harding’s Presence: Harding’s stepson, Brian Szasz, confirmed on Facebook that his stepfather was on board the missing submarine. The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is also in contact with the family following the reports of the missing submarine.
Other Passengers: Other notable individuals, including OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush and renowned French underwater explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet, are also believed to be on board the missing vessel.