Missing Tourist Sub: OceanGate CEO Aboard Titan Linked to 2 Famous Titanic Victims Related to His Wife

Missing Tourist Sub: OceanGate CEO Aboard Titan Linked to 2 Famous Titanic Victims Related to His Wife

  • The OceanGate CEO aboard the missing tourist submersible, Titan, is ironically linked to two victims of the Titanic shipwreck
  • Stockton Rush's wife is the great-great-granddaughter of Isidor and Ida Straus, who died on the ship in 1912
  • The US coast guard has estimated that the Titan has run out of oxygen but has vowed to continue search efforts

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CANADA - In a morbid twist of fate, one of the five people aboard the missing tourist submersible is linked to two people who died on the Titanic.

OceanGate CEO aboard the missing tourist submersible Stockton Rush is linked to two Titanic victims
OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush's Wife is a descendant of two very prolific Titanic shipwreck victims. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images & @RokerGlasses
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Titanic tourist submersible passenger connected to Titanic victims

The wife of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, Wendy Rush, is the great-great-granddaughter of Isidor and Ida Straus, who were on the Titanic in 1912 when the vessel iconically sank.

Isidor was the co-owner of the prolific Macy's department store

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According to The Insider, Isidor and Ida were the first-class couple who decided to die together on the ship as it sank, as depicted in James Cameron's cinematic adaptation of the tragedy.

Stockton Rush's company, which organises tourist dives, facilitated the expedition to explore the Titanic wreckage on the Atlantic Ocean floor.

Titanic tourist submersible disappears in Atlantic ocean

The OceanGate Titan plunged into the North Atlantic with five passengers aboard on Sunday, 18 June. Along the 4km dive, the vessel lost communication with the service.

The US and Canadian Coast Guards have been searching for the vessel ever since, and there were rays of hope on Wednesday, 21 June, when sonar devices detected knocking noises in the search radius.

The US Coast Guard estimated that the Titan would run out of oxygen by 12pm Central African Time on Thursday, 22 June. While the available oxygen is estimated to have expired, rescuers have vowed to continue their search, The Washington Post reported.

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Below are some comments:

@YoItsDalton said:

"It's been over two hours since oxygen ran out, and it would take seven hours to get it out. They are gone."

@Blacklistbaby mourned:

"Sad day. May they rest in peace."

@b66165 added:

"My prayed are with their families!"

Race against time: Desperate search for Titanic submersible intensifies as passengers’ oxygen dwindles

Briefly News reported that social media was waiting with batted breath to see if rescuers would find the Titanic tourist submersible, Titan, before the five passengers ran out of oxygen.

According to The Independent, the US Coast Guard confirmed on Wednesday, 21 June, that a Canadian aircraft searching for the sub heard new banging sounds in the area of the Titan's last known location in the Atlantic Ocean.

The search crew first heard banging sounds in 30-minute intervals on Tuesday and again on Wednesday.

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