discovery Channel Cameraman Brian Weed – who went on a test dive into the doomed Titan – has revealed something shocking about Oceangate CEO Stockton Rush.
was working for weed discovery Channel In May 2021, he got a chance to board the Titan Sub in the TV show ‘Expedition Unknown’; However, the campaign was later cancelled.
In an interview with foreign media, the cameraperson revealed that he had a “very awkward” conversation with the CEO of Oceangate.
Weed shared what Rush told him about what would happen if they got lost while trapped inside the submersible, which exploded last month with five people on board.
They said: ‘Well, there’s four or five days’ worth of oxygen on board, and I said, ‘What if they can’t find you?’ And he said, ‘Well, you’re dead anyway.’
He added, “It was a very strange thing to think about and it seemed an almost nihilistic attitude towards life or death in the middle of the ocean.”
Weed also bemoaned Rush’s “cavalier” attitude towards “basic safety”, which made him feel “uncomfortable” from the start of the test dive – which, he said, was “plagued” by mechanical and communications issues and aborted. I went.
He continued, “That whole dive made me very uncomfortable at the thought of going down to the depths of the Titanic in that submersible.”
Oceangate stopped operating
Following severe backlash, Oceangate has announced an indefinite suspension of all activity following a thorough investigation and controversy over its security measures.
The Titan submarine was reported missing on June 18 and the US Coast Guard said on June 22 that the ship had suffered a massive explosion, ending a rescue operation that had mesmerized the world.
US-based Oceangate said on its website that it had “suspended all exploration and commercial operations” for two weeks after the tragedy, in which company CEO Stockton Rush was among the dead.
Also on board were British explorer Hamish Harding, French submarine expert Paul-Henri Nargiolet and Pakistani-British tycoon Prince Dawood and his son Sulaiman.
Experts, last week, recovered presumed human remains from the sub’s wreckage found on the ocean floor and taken to the port of St. John’s, Newfoundland, in eastern Canada.
It is believed that when the Titan, the size of an SUV car, exploded under the enormous pressure of the North Atlantic at a depth of over two miles (about four kilometres), the victims died instantly.
A wreckage field was found 1,600 feet (500 m) from the bow of the Titanic, 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
Oceangate Expeditions charged $250,000 for a seat on its sub, but previous concerns over its safety policies came to the fore after the explosion.
The US Coast Guard and Canadian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the tragedy, which occurred after the Titan lost contact about an hour and 45 minutes after it plunged into the sea.
The Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank in 1912 during its maiden voyage from England to New York with 2,224 passengers and crew on board. More than 1,500 people died.
It was found in 1985 and has become an attraction for marine experts and underwater tourists.