7:33 PM ET, June 22, 2023
Passengers lost in ‘catastrophic explosion’ of Titanic submarine remembered by loved ones
From CNN’s Sugam Pokharel, Francesca Giuliani-Hoffman, Mostafa Salem in Abu Dhabi and Sophia Cox in Atlanta.
Retrieved from CNN
The Titanic submarine sank on Sunday, en route to the missing Titanic with 5 people aboard. “Catastrophic Explosion” US Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Mager said Thursday.
Now those who knew the passengers are grappling with their tragic loss, and some have sent messages of condolence as their legacy is remembered.
Engro Corporation Limited, of which Pakistani businessman Shahjata Dawood was vice-chairman, issued a statement on the death of Dawood and his son Suleman. Titan is submersible.
“With a heavy heart and deep sadness, we mourn the loss of our Vice President Shahjata Dawood and his beloved son Sulaiman Dawood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dawood family at this sad time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, colleagues, friends and all around the world who are grieving this unimaginable loss. the company tweeted Thursday.
Dubai-based Action Aviation, owned by passenger Hamish Harding, issued a statement on behalf of his family.
“Today, we join in mourning with other families who have lost loved ones aboard the Titan submarine,” the statement said. “Hamish Harding was a loving husband to his wife and a devoted father to his two sons. Loved deeply. To the Action Aviation team, he was a mentor, an inspiration, a supporter and a living legend.”
The report went on to praise the Titan’s efforts to locate the sub.
“We know Hamish would have been very proud to see how nations, experts, industry colleagues and friends came together for the search, and we offer our sincere thanks for all their efforts. On behalf of the Harding family and Action Aviation, I would like to humbly request privacy at this incredibly difficult time,” said It said.
The family of French diver Paul-Henri Narcolet said he will be “remembered as one of the greatest deep-sea explorers in modern history”.
A statement signed by Narjolet’s children and wife said they hope people think of Paul-Henri and his work when they think of the Titanic, “but what we will remember most about him is his big heart, his incredible sense of humor and how much he loved his family. Even today, our We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives.”