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Aboard the Titan submarine was 19-year-old Suleman Dawood. In the depths of the ocean, as his mother said in an interview, he pursued a special goal.

LONDON – It’s a massive search. But the disappearance of the submarine “Titan” near the wreck of the “Titanic” did not have a happy ending. All five people on board were pronounced dead on Thursday (June 22). But others almost held their ground – they refused to board the submarine. One of the passengers on the other hand wanted to set a world record in the depth of the ocean. This was revealed by the mother of 19-year-old Suleman Dawood, who was traveling with his father Shahjata.

Journey to “Titanic” Wreck: 19-year-old Suleman Dawood wants to enter Guinness Book of Records with “Titan”.

His son, who studies at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, is a talented Rubik’s Cube player. Christine Dawood told a British broadcaster that she wanted to solve a rotary puzzle known as a Rubik’s Cube almost four kilometers under the sea. BBC. Before the dive, the teenager applied to enter the Guinness Book of Records. To capture the moment on video, his father took a camera with him into the small submersible, which former passengers described as “improved.”

Sad, because at first the mother wanted to dive to the “Titanic” with her husband. He said this in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation. But the corona pandemic scuppered the plan and the trip was cancelled. Her son finally showed interest. “Then I gave up and gave them a chance to prepare Suleiman because he wanted to do it.”

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Sulaiman Dawood (L) and his father were aboard the “Titanic” submarine. © AFP Photo/Dawood Hercules Corporation

Before the two men finally boarded the “Titan” with three other adventurers, they hugged and joked, he said. During the dive, Christine Daoud and her 17-year-old daughter Alina were hanging on to the mother ship Polar Prince — until they got terrible news.

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At some point they would have heard that contact with “Titan” had been cut off. “The phrase ‘we’ve lost touch’… I never want to hear that phrase again in my life,” the widow said in a halting voice. “I don’t know what it was now. It went downhill from there.

Name des titanic-u-boots\t “Titan”
Company\t OceanGate Cruises
Broad 2.80 meters
height 2,50 meters
Weight 10.432 kilograms
Diving depth 4000 meters

During the rescue mission, the mood changed momentarily. Hope has turned to despair. “I think I lost hope when we hit 96 hours,” he recalls. For this period — and until Thursday, 1:08 p.m. — the ship’s oxygen supply should have been adequate.

“Titan” drama: Suleman Dawood’s sister has long hoped for a happy ending

Daughter Alina, on the other hand, clings to the idea that the submarine drama will have a happy ending. But then came the disastrous call from the Coast Guard. “Then they informed us that they had found debris.” The deaths of five residents were effectively confirmed. Mother and daughter have set a personal goal together, they say, to process the tragedy and preserve the 19-year-old’s memory. BBC. You want to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube by yourself.

Meanwhile, accusations mount against dead “Titan” boss Stockton Rush. He did not allow himself to deviate from his plan. A deep-sea expert revealed the emails. (mbr/dpa)

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