With the implosion of Titan Extraordinary trajectories, millionaires, adventurers with printing records in their saddlebags, entrepreneurs and a 19-year-old boy who was studying at a Scottish university disappear in a tragedy that the world has followed up to the minute due to the complexity of the rescue operation and for the undoubted fascination that the collapse of the Titanic more than 100 years later.
Hamish Hardina British explorer always eager for adventure and strong emotions, knew full well that there were no rescue options in case something went wrong. “If something goes wrong, you don’t come back”. He said it in an interview in 2021 after signing a descent to the deepest known point on the planet, in the Mariana Trench.
It was not the only feat in his logbook. The 58-year-old businessman set a Guinness World Record for spending the most time traversing the deepest part of the ocean in a single dive than anyone else. The 4 hour 15 minute expedition also set a record for the longest distance covered in the deepest part of the ocean.
The founder of Action Aviation, a company that operated from Dubai, had also been part of a trip into space with Jeff Bezos aboard a Blue Origin ship, an “explorer by nature”, according to Terry Virts, a friend of Harding and NASA astronaut.
Shahzada Dawood he was the vice president of Engro, a Pakistani energy investment company, and of Dawood Hercules Corp, another investment firm in the Asian country. He was also part of the advisory board of the Prince’s Trust International, the charity of King Charles III of England. His father, Hussain, was one of the founding patrons of the charity.