Titanic wreckage.She didn't initially understand what it meant that the Titan submersible had lost contact with the ship an hour and 45 minutes into its voyage, Dawood told the BBC Monday.
It would be four more days before she would learn the fate of her husband Shahzada Dawood and son Suleman Dawood, when authorities announced Thursday the vessel carrying five people had imploded and there were no survivors."We all thought they are just going to come up," she said. "That shock was delayed about 10 hours or so.
There was a time ... where they were supposed to be up on the surface. When that time passed, that is when the ... worry and not so good feelings started."FILE - U.S Coast Guard Captain Jason Neubauer, right, and Rear Admiral John Mauger hold a press briefing on the conclusion of the search and rescue mission to find the Titan submersible. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)Christine Dawood said she had "loads of hope" during the international search for the Titan, noting that it was the "only thing that got us through it.""There were so many actions on the sub that people can do in order to surface," she said of believing they may survive. "It was like a rollercoaster, more like a wave ...
We kept looking at the surface."Christine Dawood said she "lost hope" when they passed the 96 hour mark, sending a message to her family that she was preparing for the worst.