When OceanGate’s Titan submersible dove into Titanic’s Atlantic Ocean wreckage, it was discovered after about 96 hours that the submersible had lost contact with its surface support ship. The five people on board are currently presumed to have died.

According to the OceanGate website, Titan’s lucrative Titan Expedition aims to conduct a scientific and technological survey of the wreck. Each seat on the Titan costs about $250,000. A YouTuber has now acknowledged that he was extended an invitation to board the Titan but turned it down.

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Titan Submersible 
Titan Submersible

MrBeast feels grateful to have said no to the Titan Submersible expedition

YouTuber MrBeast, real name Jimmy Donaldson) who is popularly known for his over-the-top stunts and challenges, recently revealed that he had received an offer to be a part of OceanGate’s Titan Submersible expedition early in June but he declined the offer.

He tweeted, “I was invited earlier this month to ride the Titanic submarine. I said no. Kind of scary that I could have been on it.” However, it has not been mentioned about who invited MrBeast for the expedition, but the YouTuber did share a text message he received from someone which read, “I’m going to the Titanic in a submarine late this month. The team would be stoked to have you along.” 

Titan Submersible Expedition was a NO for MrBeast
Titan Submersible Expedition was a NO for MrBeast

The YouTuber is one of the most popular YouTubers in the world, has about 162 million subscribers currently, and is also regarded as one of the highest-earning creators on YouTube.

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OceanGate announced the fate of the five people onboard the Titan Submersible

After 96 hours, Titan Submersible dived into the Atlantic Ocean and lost contact with its surface support ship. OceanGate announced that it can be presumed that the five people on board have passed away. The submersible lost contact approximately one hour and 45 minutes later into its dive, shared United States Coast Guard, Captain Jamie Frederick.

The official statement from the company was given after the U.S. Coast Guard’s revelation that an ROV discovered debris consistent with a catastrophic loss of pressure in the Titan chamber.

“We now believe that our CEO, Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, have sadly been lost. These men were true explorers who shared a distinct spirit of adventure, and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans. Our hearts are with these five souls and every member of their families during this tragic time. We grieve the loss of life and joy they brought to everyone they knew.”

Titan Submersible Expedition
All five people on board are now presumed to be dead

The crew on the Titan Submersible included British businessman Hamish Harding; British-Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman; former French Navy diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet; and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush.

Now covering 10,000 square miles of ocean, search crews are still having trouble finding the truck-sized vessel. However, the discovery hasn’t yet led to a specific location. Noises heard on Tuesday and Wednesday at regular intervals gave some hope that the crew may be trying to communicate.

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Jake Koehler shared his experience of Mission III

Another YouTuber Jake Koehler, also known as DALLYMYD, recently shared his footage from his canceled Titan expedition with OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush and Titanic expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet before they went on Titan Submersible, which is now missing and they are presumed dead.

Jake Koehler
Jake Koehler shared his experience of being on Mission III

Koehler said, “In this video, I’m sharing my personal experience with OceanGate Expeditions just days before the tragedy. Not that it matters, but I did not pay for a spot on the ship. I was there to record our experience for my channel. My deepest condolences go out to the families of the passengers aboard who lost their lives on the Titan submersible.”

The YouTuber further said that with the whole world watching the rescue efforts of the missing submarine around the Titanic, he just felt that he could share his experience of Mission III which just took place a few weeks ago adding that if his dive wasn’t canceled it could have been him in the Submersible. His video details the process and the journey of Titan Submersible, which has now gone missing.

Las Vegas financier Jay Bloom shared that Stockton Rush was a good man and he didn’t want to hear anything that conflicted with the way he viewed the world and whenever someone brought it up, he would dismiss it. He also added that Rush was so passionate about the project and he believed in it with all his heart, pointing out that maybe he did not understand the risk himself.

We send our condolences to the families.

Source: Variety

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