A tourist submersible taking wealthy adventurers on a US$250,000 trip to see the Titanic shipwreck is still missing somewhere in the northern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland.
Crews lost contact with the submersible shortly after it began its dive Sunday morning. With 96 hours of reserve oxygen on board in the event of an emergency, the clock is ticking to locate the missing sub and rescue its five passengers.
Those on board include a billionaire adventurer, a wealthy businessman and his son — and it’s believed an esteemed Titanic expert and the CEO of OceanGate, the company that operates the missing submersible, are on board too.
Here’s what we know about them so far. The British billionaire and chairman of aviation consultancy Action Aviation is among those missing, the company confirmed to the Associated Press.