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Who is Hamish Harding, one of the missing people who was on the Ocean Gate submarine

The British adventurer and aviator is among those on the missing submarine exploring the Titanic wreck.

The British adventurer and aviator is among those on the missing submarine exploring the Titanic wreck.

The US has been gripped by news of a phantom sub. An OceanGate company submarine has disappeared while exploring the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. The exploration included five passengers has been lost while authorities scramble to locate the vessel and all those who were inside it.

Rear Admiral John Mauger, US Coast Guardcommander, said additional resources would be scrambled soon.

“It is a remote area — and it is a challenge to conduct a search in that remote area,” he said. “But we are deploying all available assets to make sure we can locate the craft and rescue the people on board.”

One of the people who was inside this ship is the businessman, aviator and explorer Hamish Harding. The Briton, who has broken several records in several of his adventures, was part of the expedition that has been observing one of the most famous ships of all time.

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Hamish Harding, the aviation magnate who was on the missing submarine

Born on 24 June, 1964, the businessman and aviator is the president of Action Aviation, a company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. It specialises in the sale and purchase of aircraft.

As for his adventurous angle, he holds several Guinness records, four specifically. As reported by Forbes, Harding has been able to break the “longest duration at full ocean depth by a crewed vessel”. Together with the US investor, Victor Vescovo, Harding reached the deepest part of the Marianas Trench.

Harding has not been limited to Earth. This businessman has also participated in the Blue Origin project, headed by the company of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. On that occasion, the adventurer was one of the six astronauts who were aboard the New Shepard rocket.

The most curious marks in which Harding has been involved

Harding has two records in the South Pole. The first, in 2016, was when he accompanied the veteran astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, who became the oldest person to be able to reach one of the most distant places on our planet.

He also accompanied by his son, who, at just 12 years old, became the youngest person to have reached the South Pole back in 2020.