CEO of Missing Titanic Tourist Submarine: I Didn’t Want to Hire Experienced “50-Year-Old White Guys”

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CEO of Missing Titanic Tourist Submarine I Didn-t Want to Hire Experienced 50-Year-Old White Guys

The CEO of missing Titanic tourism submarine OceanGate, Stockton Rush, told media that the company did not want any experienced “50-year-old white guys” because they weren’t “inspirational.”

During an interview before the submarine entered the ocean to the Titanic wreck, Rush said, “When I started a business, one of the things you’ll is that there are other sub operators out there, but they typically have gentleman who are ex-military, and you see a whole bunch of 50-year-old white guys.”

“I wanted our team to be younger, to be inspirational,” Rush continued.

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OceanGate’s submersible, the Titan, is currently missing with five people on board after it lost communication during a dive to the Titanic’s wreckage, which is around 12,500ft below the Atlantic.

Rush is also understood to be on board the vessel, which vanished Sunday, along with French Navy veteran PH Nargeolet.

As The Daily Mail reported:

A frantic search and rescue operation is underway to locate and recover the vessel before its 96-hour oxygen supply runs out.

Officials searching for the missing sub have warned that they may be unable to rescue the occupants even if they find it.

The sub’s oxygen supply was at just 40 hours from Tuesday afternoon, giving rescue crews until Thursday morning to find it before it runs out.

Rescue crews from the US, France, and Canada are still trying to find the vessel, which is understood to have last ‘pinged’ while directly above the Titanic wreck.

First District Response Coordinator Capt. Jamie Frederick said the Coast Guard has already searched 7,600 square miles of ocean – a search area the size of Connecticut.

Among those taking part in the most recent expedition are billionaire Hamish Harding, CEO of Action Aviation in Dubai, Shahzada Dawood, 48, a UK-based board member of the Prince’s Trust charity, and his son Sulaiman Dawood, 19.

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Mark Twain
Mark Twain
10 months ago

Famous last words…what an idiot.

Gary
Gary
10 months ago

So how’s that “we don’t want experienced 50 year old white guys” policy working out for you now? Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle…

WWIi
WWIi
10 months ago

If I am flying I want someone with Captain Sullenburger’s experience driving. The CEO IS NOT TO SMART.

James T Matters
James T Matters
10 months ago

In other words, we preferred to hire inexperienced minorities because they work so cheap compared to people who actually know what they are doing.

Keith Diggs
Keith Diggs
10 months ago

Go woke….drown. I’m black but I’ll take a “50 year old white guy” who knows what the F he is doing any day of the week and twice on Sunday!

mspence
mspence
10 months ago

Diversity is literally a killer…

Dedlion
Dedlion
10 months ago

So uhhh, you wanted to hire non-white, nonbinary, less experienced but more inspirational pronouns to captain a submarine. How’s that workin’ out for ya?

Gulag escapee
Gulag escapee
10 months ago

He looks like he is a 50-something white guy. I am not inspired.

DB Cooper
DB Cooper
10 months ago

Sad. Maybe we can get some competent and experienced 50-year-old white guy down there to help out… what? It’s too late now? Very sad.

neiniron
neiniron
10 months ago

“let use aviation safety checklists for a submarine.. that way I can appear trendy and cutting edge.
that’s going to work out fine.”
what the moron ignored is that EVERY approach to submarine safety was paid for in blood and loss.

but it’s better to be inspirational…

honestly he’s like a suicide bomber. that approach will only work once.

Scott Martin
Scott Martin
10 months ago

Pray that the submersible occupants get rescued in time and live to sue the pants off the OceanGate woke loser.

George Flinn
George Flinn
10 months ago

Evidently the CEO got exactly what he bargained for! What an a*s!

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