Agony of Titan victims households one 12 months on from sub tragedy that shocked the world: Livid family members say there are nonetheless ‘so many unanswered questions’ about catastrophe that killed 5 on dive to Titanic wreck

Agony of Titan victims households one 12 months on from sub tragedy that shocked the world: Livid family members say there are nonetheless ‘so many unanswered questions’ about catastrophe that killed 5 on dive to Titanic wreck

Bereaved households of the Titan sub victims have as we speak spoken of their ‘anger and bewilderment’, one 12 months on from the tragedy that shocked the world.  

Livid family members say there are nonetheless ‘so many unanswered questions’ surrounding the catastrophe that killed 5 individuals.

Billionaire Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his son Suleman, 19, a Rubik Dice’s fanatic, had been each killed within the tragedy which occurred off the coast of Newfoundland in June 2023.

They had been onboard OceanGate’s Titan submersible expedition to the Titanic, which lies at a depth of 12,500 ft on the backside of the Atlantic Ocean.

Talking to MailOnline from her dwelling within the Dutch metropolis of Amsterdam, Shahzada’s sister Azmeh lashed out at ‘gung-ho’ Rush who was additionally killed and accused him of ‘enjoying with their lives’.

She stated:’ If I may flip again the clock I certainly would, a 12 months has handed so shortly since my brother and nephew died and there’s nonetheless a lot anger and bewilderment.

‘The Titan was an uncertified car, it mustn’t have been making such a harmful journey, it was constructed from recycled and rejected elements, it was not match for function.

British-Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood (proper) and his son Suleman died on the vessel final 12 months

Shahzada Dawood, 48, (pictured) died in the Titanic sub disaster which happened off the coast of Newfoundland in June 2023

Shahzada Dawood, 48, (pictured) died within the Titanic sub catastrophe which occurred off the coast of Newfoundland in June 2023

‘It was not adequate to face the immense stress and I maintain Stockton Rush and OceanGate liable for what occurred.

‘He stated he wished to be a rule breaker with a view to do what he wished however he broke far too many guidelines and it value the lives of my brother and nephew.

‘It’s the one-year anniversary and it is not a straightforward time for us, I had my variations with Shahzada and we hadn’t spoken for a couple of years however I used to be near Suleman.

‘He would message me, and he would inform me about his college days and his time at college, he cherished doing his Rubik’s dice in simply twelve seconds.’

‘We now have gone via the grieving course of however there’s nonetheless a lot anger, we’re all making an attempt to deal with what occurred, however I can inform you it is not been straightforward in any respect.

‘I want I may time journey as a result of I’d return a 12 months and alter all the pieces. This could simply not have occurred, each day I get up and it hits me they’re gone.

‘There deaths had been so very public, and I’d have most well-liked them to be remembered for one thing extra particular, like a Nobel Prize.

‘This was a submarine made from glass, with elements that had been recycled and never appropriate and if Rush stated he broke the foundations you need to surprise in the event that they had been value breaking.

‘I nonetheless have the messages from him and the final one simply earlier than he went on the journey saying he cherished me, and he would see me quickly.

Hamish Harding, 58, (pictured) was killed on the OceanGate sub in June 2023

Hamish Harding, 58, (pictured) was killed on the OceanGate sub in June 2023 

Paul-Henri Nargeolet (pictured) was one of five people who died aboard the submersible Titan when it imploded on 18 June 2023

Paul-Henri Nargeolet (pictured) was one in all 5 individuals who died aboard the submersible Titan when it imploded on 18 June 2023

Richard Stockton Rush (pictured) was an American businessman and co-founder and chief executive officer of OceanGate who died

Richard Stockton Rush (pictured) was an American businessman and co-founder and chief government officer of OceanGate who died 

‘After I heard the information they had been onboard, my son stated it is over they’re gone however I nonetheless needed to have hope.’

The Titan submersible had not acquired approval from any regulatory authority and on June 18 final 12 months it misplaced contact with its mom ship Polar Prince, nearly two hours into the dive, 435 miles off St John’s, Newfoundland.

4 frantic days of looking unfolded in a determined race towards time to succeed in the group which additionally included British explorer Hamish Harding and French Titanic skilled Paul-Henri Nargeolet earlier than the 96-hour provide of air ran out.

However on June 22, US Coastguard officers introduced what the world had feared, and confirmed the boys had died on account of catastrophic implosion because the Titan was unable to face up to the acute stress.

Father and son lived in Thames Ditton, Surrey, with Shahzada’s spouse Christine, 48, and their daughter Alina, who had been additionally each on the journey however ready on the floor for information.

Azmeh stated: ‘Suleman was simply 19 years outdated, he wasn’t sufficiently old to purchase alcohol in the US however he was sufficiently old signal one thing to get on board a non-serviceable car that led to his demise and since Rush broke all the foundations with the Titan.

‘The tickets had been $250,000 every and now others are speaking about taking place in several vessels however I would not advise it.

‘Suleman had hopes, desires, plans, he’d by no means had his first kiss he was ready for all of it to occur.

‘He wished me to go to him at Strathclyde College in Glasgow however I by no means acquired the possibility.

‘There are too many recollections, I’ll see one thing or bear in mind one thing and it’ll simply set me off, I miss them each a lot.

Sulaiman Dawood was only 19 when he was killed in the disaster (pictured)

Sulaiman Dawood was solely 19 when he was killed within the catastrophe (pictured)

Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman, are pictured sharing a hug before embarking on the Titan sub

Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman, are pictured sharing a hug earlier than embarking on the Titan sub

‘If I may simply flip again time, if I may have completed one thing, I ought to have, I ought to have talked him out of it and if not, I ought to have taken Suleman’s place at the very least, he had his entire life forward of him.’

Breaking down in tears, Azmeh stated: ‘When Shahzada and I had been rising up in Pakistan we watched the Titanic movie A Evening To Bear in mind and he turned obsessive about it.

‘We watched it almost each afternoon however I may by no means think about it might have led to his demise and my nephew’s demise, he is turn into a part of it is historical past.’

As a method of coping with her grief, Azmeh has written a guide of poems known as In The Wake of the Titan which is because of be printed later this 12 months.

She stated:’ It is a method of making an attempt to make peace but it surely’s ever so troublesome, and I do not assume I ever will.’

Titan explorer Hamish Harding’s companion and household held an intimate ‘funeral’ for him and buried a recollections field on the church the place his dad and mom lie as they’d no physique.

Hamish, 58, had accomplished a number of expeditions and journeys was on the ill-fated dive after having flown into area the 12 months earlier than.

The daddy of two ran Motion Aviation — a Dubai-based personal jet dealership — which was established in 2004 and covers plane brokering, plane administration and financing. 

His cousin Kathleen Cosnett, who lives in Twyford, close to Studying, informed MailOnline: ‘It is all so unhappy, and I am unable to imagine a 12 months has handed and we nonetheless do not know actually why all of it occurred.

Hamish had completed several expeditions and trips was on the ill-fated dive after having flown into space the year before

Hamish had accomplished a number of expeditions and journeys was on the ill-fated dive after having flown into area the 12 months earlier than

Pictured: OceanGate's Titan submersible which carried the five men to the wreckage of the Titanic

Pictured: OceanGate’s Titan submersible which carried the 5 males to the wreckage of the Titanic 

‘Hamish was my cousin and he was godfather to my daughter Lucy, and we hadn’t seen one another in particular person for about 20 years however we saved in contact on the telephone every now and then.

‘We do not know absolutely why it occurred which is horrible for everybody concerned, there are nonetheless so many unanswered questions.’

In October the household held a easy ceremony at St John the Baptist Church in Pitchcombe close to Stroud, Gloucestershire, the place his dad and mom are buried.

It was organised by Hamish’s companion Linda Szasz — the 2 had been by no means married — and amongst mourners had been Kathleen, Lucy and Hamish’s two youngsters Rory and Giles.

Kathleen stated: ‘I had by no means met Linda till then and we had been all invited to this pretty church in Gloucestershire the place Hamish’s dad and mom are buried.’

There was no physique and no actual service however the evening earlier than Linda, 77, requested everybody to put in writing down recollections of Hamish so she may put them in somewhat wood field and place it in his dad and mom grave.

‘I wrote down the fantastic reminiscence I had of after I noticed him final about 20 years when he took my different daughter and me up in a airplane over Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, it was a such a enjoyable day,’ she stated. 

‘He was an actual adventurer and cherished doing thrilling issues, he went into area and was at all times adventuring someplace or different.

‘On the funeral, though it wasn’t actually one, the field was positioned within the grave and Linda’s daughter was there as effectively.

‘Linda wasn’t his spouse and wasn’t the mom of Giles and Rory. Rory is finding out at college in England and he has completed his first 12 months doing Worldwide Relations which is what Hamish would have wished.

‘They used to stay out in Dubai and I believe that is the place dwelling nonetheless is for him and his brother, who remains to be in school.’

‘Hamish was a extremely variety and caring and man and cherished his boys, and he cherished an journey. I bear in mind seeing his mom going off to offer beginning to him in London all these years in the past.’

When contacted Linda declined to remark and stated solely: ‘I am making a documentary with a cinematographer who Hamish knew and so cannot actually converse to anybody.’

Final week the US Coastguard stated the investigation into the Titan implosion was ‘advanced and ongoing.’

The US Coastguard’s Marine Board Investigation (MBI) Chair Jason Neubauer stated: ‘We’re working intently with our home and worldwide companions to make sure a complete understanding of the incident.’

It had initially anticipated the investigation to be completed in a 12 months, however final week’s assertion stated components have prolonged it, together with the necessity to contract two salvage missions to get important proof, in addition to required in depth forensic testing.

Mr Neubauer added: ‘We’re grateful for the worldwide and inter-agency cooperation which has been important in recovering, preserving and forensically testing proof from a distant offshore area and excessive depth.

‘The MBI is dedicated to making sure that we absolutely perceive the components that led to this tragedy with a view to forestall comparable occurrences sooner or later.’

The MBI stated it deliberate to carry a public listening to session by the top of the 12 months in regard to the investigation.

About bourbiza mohamed

Check Also

CrowdStrike’s Australian job advert for director of public relations mocked on-line: ‘Any takers?’

CrowdStrike’s Australian job advert for director of public relations mocked on-line: ‘Any takers?’

CrowdStrike, the corporate accountable for the worldwide IT outage that precipitated chaos for companies world …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *