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Dubai’s Sheikh Hamdan Express Concern And Solidarity For Missing Titanic Explorers

Dubai’s Sheikh Hamdan Express Concern And Solidarity For Missing Titanic Explorers

PARIS, France - Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, has expressed his concern and solidarity for the five individuals who went missing during a dive to explore the wreckage of the Titanic.

Sheikh Hamdan shared his thoughts and prayers for the well-being and safe return of the missing explorers via Twitter on Wednesday. He also acknowledged the efforts of the search teams who are working hard to rescue the passengers of the OceanGate Submarine.

The missing group includes Dubai-based British expat and Chairman of Action Aviation, Captain Hmish Harding, along with British-based Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman. French submersible pilot Paul-Henri Nargeolet and Stockton Rush, the chief executive of Ocean Gate Expeditions, are also part of the team that vanished during the exploration of the historic Titanic wreck.

The expedition was part of a series of dives to document and preserve the Titanic site, which lies at a depth of about 3,800 meters in the North Atlantic Ocean. The OceanGate Submarine is a special designed vessel that can withstand the extreme pressure and low temperatures at such depths.

The cause of the disappearance and the status of the explorers are not yet known. No communication or distress signals have been received from the submarine since it went missing on Monday.

Sheikh Hamdan’s tweet highlighted the unity and solidarity of Dubai and its people in offering prayers and support during this challenging time. He also extended his prayers to the the families of the missing persons.

This is a developing story. More details will be updated as they become available.



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