Missing Titanic Submersible: Billionaire Chris Brown Says He Pulled Out of Voyage Over Safety Concerns

Missing Titanic Submersible: Billionaire Chris Brown Says He Pulled Out of Voyage Over Safety Concerns

  • Digital marketing tycoon Chris Brown is counting his lucky stars as he would easily have been among the thrill-seekers currently trapped under the Atlantic ocean
  • He disclosed that he was among the first people to sign up for the OceanGate Titanic voyage and even paid 10% deposit but pulled out along the way
  • Brown says he opted out of the trip after noticing that the company was not only "cutting too many corners" but also using low quality technology

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Billionaire Chris Brown has disclosed that he was meant to be among the thrill-seekers aboard the OceanGate Titan vessel that went missing under the water.

Chris Brown (in white and red top) spending time with billionaire friend Sir Richard Branson. Photos: Daily Mail.
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He disclosed that he intended to join billionaire friend Hamish Harding but decided against the voyage after realising that OceanGate Expeditions was 'cutting too many corners.'

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The risks were far too high for Brown

Daily Mail records that the 61-year-old had even paid a 10% deposit before changing his mind and requesting a refund.

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According to him, he was concerned about the quality of technology and materials used in the vessel, among them old scaffolding poles.

According to Insider, Brown said that despite being one of the first people to sign for the journey of a lifetime, the fact that the vessel's controls were 'based on computer game-style controllers' made him worried.

Apart from that, the multi-millionaire digital marketing tycoon was put off by the extended technical issues and delays during the submarine's development process.

Brown sad about missing friend Hamish Harding

He expressed his sadness at the fact that his friend Hamish Harding is among those who are still lost at sea with hopes of them being found alive dwindling.

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The submersible lost communication with its mother ship during a dive to explore the remains of the Titanic which lie around 12,500ft below the Atlantic ocean.

As of the time of filing this report, rescue operations were still underway to locate and, hopefully, rescue the explorers on doomed vessel.

According to Brown, him and Harding signed up for the $250,000 (R4.6 Million) voyage after sharing a 'few beers' while on holiday on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island.

Former Titan passenger claims they had to sign waiver mentioning death 3 times

Briefly News reported on American TV writer Mike Reiss who went thrill-seeking on the once-in-a-lifetime Titanic submersible expedition.

He disclosed that one of the most important requirement for passengers eager to board the vessel was signing a waiver form.

According to him, the form explicitly mentions the concept of death three times on the first page to ensure those who embark on the journey are fully aware of the inherent risks involved.

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