OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush was added to Wikipedia’s list of inventors killed by their inventions.
Rush and four other passengers died on the Titan submersible after it went missing on June 18.
The group was taking an expedition to the Titanic wreckage.
OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush was recently added to a Wikipedia list of inventors killed by their inventions.
The list also included William Nelson, a General Electric employee who died after falling off his motorized bicycle prototype in 1903, and William Bullock, who developed gangrene following an amputation after his invention, the rotary printing press, fell on his foot.
The submersible was scheduled to take Rush and four other passengers on an underwater expedition to the Titanic wreck. After the group went missing on June 18, it prompted a multi-day search and media attention around the globe.
The submersible had 96 hours of breathable oxygen when it first departed to the Titanic wreck, meaning rescuers were working against the clock as the days passed. On Friday, the US Coast Guard and OceanGate said that the missing Titan passengers were dead.
US Coast Guard officials said the submersible appeared to implode, and debris landed near the Titanic wreck.
Reuters identified the now-deceased passengers as Rush, Hamish Harding, Paul Henry Nargeolet, Shahzada Dawood, and Suleman Dawood. A relative of Suleman, the youngest passenger at 19, told NBC News that he was “terrified” to participate in the trip with his father, Shahzada, but did so because it fell on Father’s Day.
Everyone from former Titan passengers to “Titanic” director James Cameron weighed in on the incident. Cameron speculated that the passengers likely knew the submersible’s hull was “starting to crack” before the implosion and tried to surface.
“They probably had warning that their hull was starting to delaminate and starting to crack,” Cameron told ABC News. “It’s our belief, we understand from inside the community, that they had dropped their ascent weights, and they were coming up, trying to manage an emergency.”
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