One among the five voyagers onboard the missing OceanGate Titanic Expedition submersible, Captain Hamish Harding, played a vital role in the translocation of African cheetahs to India in September 2022.
The Dubai-based British billionaire, extreme adventure enthusiast and the chairman of aviation consultancy Action Aviation, Hamish Harding, along with four other adventurers lost contact during an expedition to explore the wreckage of the RMS Titanic on Sunday, June 18.
It is exciting indeed and I am proud to be a part of cheetah reintroduction to India mission. https://t.co/lV9kOQK32u https://t.co/8AkMBv5T5zhttps://t.co/TipMn0sd0K#explorersclub #actionaviationchairman #cheetahs pic.twitter.com/FyTooF098U— Hamish Harding (@ActionAviation0) September 15, 2022
It was a pleasure to be at the @DubaiEye1038FM studio again and speak about Cheetah Reintroduction to India project!— Hamish Harding (@ActionAviation0) September 22, 2022
Thank you @georgia.tolley and the entire The Agenda team for your interest and hospitality.https://t.co/3zAf39bxTs#CCFCheetah #actionaviation #explorersclub pic.twitter.com/36PlP2yQop
5 months ago, we finished our historic descent and traverse at the bottom of the Mariana Trench's deepest point, the #CHALLENGERDEEP Can't believe it's been that long already but absolutely can't wait for our next mission/journey/adventure! #OneMoreRecord pic.twitter.com/dgoCIIcD7X— Hamish Harding (@ActionAviation0) August 5, 2021
Known for his adventurous spirit, Captain Harding embarked on an expedition to explore the underwater remains of the Titanic.
However, the submersible, approximately the size of a minivan, lost contact with its mothership, the Polar Prince, on June 18, roughly 1 hour 45 minutes after beginning the dive.
The search for Captain Harding and the four other individuals is still underway, although chances of their survival is pretty slim. International rescue teams have been facing challenges such as freezing temperatures, adverse weather conditions, and logistical difficulties in a race against time to find the five people onboard the missing sub.