First lets get some basic information about the five people who went missing on the OceanGate Titan Submarine which was ‘looking’ at the Titanic wreckage. There has to be some kind of conspiracies behind this, Ill dive deep into any connections but first; The names of the five are as follows
Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet
About Stockton Rush and OceanGate:
OceanGate, the company Stockton Rush founded in 2009, sought not just to profit from bringing wealthy adventurers to sites such as the wreck of the Titanic, but to help scientists and researchers unravel oceanic mysteries by giving them better access to the sea floor than ever before — in vessels that would break the boundaries of how submersibles are developed.
Rush, a former test flight engineer for McDonnell Douglas’ F-15 fighter jet program, had long experience in aerospace and aviation, as well as technology startups by the time he founded OceanGate, according to the company’s website.
Before graduating from Princeton University with a degree in aerospace engineering in 1984 and obtaining a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California in 1989, Rush had obtained his captain’s rating at the United Airlines Jet Training Institute. He went on to oversee business ventures that included serving on the board of Seattle’s BlueView Technologies and as chairman of Remote Control Technology.
Rush saw a way to use advances in materials sciences to craft a new type of sub — one that would be oblong, rather than spherical, and made with carbon fiber, which he said, had a better strength-to-buoyancy ratio than titanium. The design would carry five people and would give scientists and deep-sea adventurers alike more room — the few privately owned subs in the world could only carry two or three people at most.
Most research subs also required huge support ships and were not meant to be cost-effective, Rush said. Part of the idea behind OceanGate was to offset the cost of deep-sea research through high-end adventure tourism, exploration or mapping for the oil and gas industry, or inspection of bridges or ship hulls.
He and other investors poured tens of millions of dollars into OceanGate, he told The Daily Herald newspaper in Everett, Washington, in 2017. The company is based at an industrial marine park in Everett, close to Boeing’s factory and aerospace firms with expertise in using titanium and carbon fiber.
The company’s charitable arm, the OceanGate Foundation, has provided support for deep-sea exploration, marine science research and nautical archeology. After scuba divers in 2016 discovered remnants of an ancient Roman merchant ship off Israel, OceanGate facilitated the testing of prototype 3D mapping robots that produced images for a virtual reality experience of the shipwreck site.
The wife of OceanGate’s CEO is descended from a famous couple who died on the Titanic:
OceanGate founder and CEO Stockton Rush is married to Wendy Rush, the great-great-granddaughter of Isidor and Ida Straus, who choose to remain onboard the sinking Titanic together so that others could escape to safety in their place.
Minnie married Richard Weil, Sr., and they had a son, Richard Jr. His son, Richard Weil III, is Rush’s father. Rush’s late grandfather was mentioned in her 1986 New York Times wedding announcement.
About Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood:
Shahzada Dawood is among the richest men in Pakistan, with the majority of his family’s wealth arising from the Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited. One of its subsidiaries, Engro Corporation.
Shahzada was a trustee at the SETI Institute, a non-profit research organization on life and intelligence in the universe.
From 1996 to 2023, Dawood had been a trustee of the family-foundation, The Dawood Foundation (TDF), which focuses on creating collective change by building interactive spaces for formal and informal learning. TDF had been coordinating the Hussain Dawood Pledge, a private donation to fight COVID-19 in Pakistan. He had been focused in efforts to provide mental health support to people hit by COVID-19 in Pakistan.
Dawood was also a trustee of The Engro Foundation, a member of the Global Advisory Board for Prince’s Trust International, a charity founded by King Charles III.
The Royal Family’s Connection to the Missing Titanic Submersible
As the internet remains riveted by the missing submersible near the wreck of the Titanic, there’s one world leader who is definitely paying close attention: King Charles.
Two of the five passengers on board the sub are Shahzada Dawood and his son Salaiman. Dawood, a British Pakistani businessman, is a longtime supporter of King Charles’s charity The Prince’s Trust and the British Asian Trust.
Town & Country understands King Charles has been asked to be kept fully up to date on the situation, and that his thoughts and prayers are with the Dawood family and everyone involved in this incident and the attempted recovery. The Dawood family said in a statement, “We are very grateful for the concern being shown by our colleagues and friends and would like to request everyone to pray for their safety.”
“Prince’s Trust International has a longstanding relationship with Shahzada Dawood and his family,” Prince’s Trust CEO Will Straw said in a statement. “We are shocked by this awful news, praying for a rescue and sending our thoughts to his family during this deeply challenging time.”
The British Asian Trust, too, released a statement about the Dawoods, saying, “The British Asian Trust is devastated by the terrible news that Shahzada Dawood, one of our supporters, is on board the missing submarine that set off to see the wreck of the Titanic. He is with his son Suleman. Shahzada has been a longstanding supporter of the British Asian Trust and our work across South Asia. Our heartfelt thoughts are with family and friends in the UK and Pakistan. This is an extraordinarily difficult time for everyone affected as we hope for the safe return of all on board.”
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Engro Corp.
In 2020, the Foundation also signed a three-year memorandum of cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to promote the well-being of vulnerable and marginalized segments of society. In collaboration with partners such as USAID, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and DEG of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Engro Foundation has executed programs to promote female literacy, vocational trade, entrepreneurship and life skills.
Shahzada Dawood Had Survived Horrific ‘Plane Plunge,’ Wife Said
The Pakistani tycoon who boarded a Titanic-bound submersible that went missing on Sunday had previously endured a flight so horrific that it had him fearing for his life, his wife revealed in a harrowing account of the incident five years ago.
But years before Shahzada disappeared off the coast of Newfoundland, the Dawood family was apparently grappling with another nightmare—one that was unfolding in the skies.
In a blog post on a website for her coaching business, Shahzada’s wife, Christine, recalled surviving a nightmarish flight alongside her husband that left her frozen with “absolute terror,” describing it as the incident that “changed everything” in her life—for good.
“I should have known when they canceled our flight and put us on the next one. We should have taken the sign, gone back home and had a long and generous breakfast. But we didn’t,” she said in the post, dated Jan. 22, 2019.
Christine then goes on to describe a hellish account of the plane taking a “deep plunge” that had passengers letting out “… one simultaneous cry, which turned to a whimper and then silence.”
The ordeal was so horrific that her husband, Shahzada—despite being a well-seasoned traveler and adventurer, as indicated in his social media posts—was contemplating his own demise during the flight, she said.
About Hamish Harding:
George Hamish Livingston Harding (24 June 1964 – 18 June 2023) was a British businessman, pilot, explorer and space tourist based in the United Arab Emirates. He was the founder of Action Group and was chairman of Action Aviation, an international aircraft brokerage company with headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In 2017, Harding worked with Antarctic VIP tourism company, White Desert, to introduce the first regular business jet service to the Antarctic using a Gulfstream G550, landing on Wolfs Fang Runway, an ice runway. Harding also visited the South Pole several times, accompanying Buzz Aldrin in 2016 as he became the oldest person to reach the South Pole (age 86).
On 9–11 July 2019, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Harding, along with Terry Virts, led a team of aviators that took the Guinness World Record for a circumnavigation of the Earth via North and South Poles in a Gulfstream G650ER in 46 hours 40 minutes. The One More Orbit mission launched and landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility (Space Florida) at NASA Kennedy Space Center, US. Harding was the mission director and led a team of over 100.
On 5 March 2021, Harding and Victor Vescovo dived to the deepest point of the Mariana Trench, the Challenger Deep at a depth of 36,000 feet (11,000 m), in a two-person submarine, setting the records for greatest length covered and greatest time spent at full ocean depth.
Harding flew to space as part of the suborbital Blue Origin NS-21 mission, on 4 June 2022, on the fifth spaceflight of the New Shepard rocket.
In September 2022, Harding’s aviation company Action Aviation supplied a customized Boeing 747-400 aircraft to transport eight wild cheetahs from Namibia to India to launch the reintroduction of the cheetah to India project of the Indian Government and the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia (CCF). Cheetahs have been extinct in India since independence in 1947. This conservation project was designated a “flagged expedition” by the Explorers Club with club members Harding and Laurie Marker, founder of the CCF, carrying the flag on the flight to India.
Action Aviation chairman and world record holder/explorer Captain Hamish Harding has returned from the South Pole with his son Giles Harding, 12, and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria.
The expedition makes Giles Harding the youngest person to ever visit the South Pole and Prince Ned Nwoko the first Nigerian to visit. The party set out from the coast of Antarctica on the Cape Town side of the continent in an upgraded 1943 DC3 turboprop aircraft with skis to reach the pole. The party reached the pole on January 12, 2020.
The expedition raised awareness about the Eradication of Malaria in Africa project, driven by the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation. Malaria kills 500,000 people a year in Africa. Prince Ned Nwoko is supporting research for a malaria vaccine with an initial $750,000 donation and substantial plans for eradication projects within Nigeria. The team unfurled a Nigerian flag at the pole emblazoned with the words “Let’s Eradicate Malaria in Africa.”
About Paul-Henri Nargeolet:
Nargeolet was born on 2 March 1946 in Chamonix in the French department of Haute-Savoie . He lived in Casablanca for 13 years before relocating to Paris to complete his studies at age 16.
He was married to U.S. television reporter Michele Marsh until her death in 2017. Later, “thanks to the Titanic,” he re-established contact with a woman, a childhood friend, who remained his partner until his death.
Nargeolet began his career in the French Navy, where he served as an officer specialising in mine clearance, diving and deep underwater intervention from 1964 to 1986. In the 1970s, he was appointed Commander of the Groupement de Plongeurs Démineurs de Cherbourg, whose mission was to find and neutralise underground mines. In the 1980s, he was transferred to the Underwater Intervention Group (GISMER), where he piloted intervention submarines. During this time, he travelled the world retrieving submerged French planes and helicopters, including the individuals and weapons upon them. Through this work, he found a Roman wreck, located at a depth of 70 metres. He also located a DHC-5 Buffalo that crashed in 1979 with 12 people on board, including several members of the Mauritanian government.
Nargeolet worked with RMS Titanic, Inc. to recover artefacts related to the Titanic as the Director of the Underwater Research Program. His work has included utilizing remotely operated vehicles (ROV), as well as piloting dives to the wreck site. His work has resulted in recovering nearly 6,000 artefacts over the course of 35 dives. In 2010, he was part of a mission to 3D map the wreck site and determine levels of deterioration using ROVs and autonomous underwater robots.
Also in 2010, he participated in the search for the flight recorder of Air France Flight 447, which crashed the previous year while en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.