Who is Paul-Henry Nargeolet? Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Issued Chilling Warning Before Vanishing



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Paul-Henry Nargeolet, A veteran French diver aboard the missing Titanic-bound submersible made a chilling warning a few years ago about the perils of diving to the abyss – saying: “You’re dead before you realize that something is wrong.”



Paul-Henry Nargeolet, 77, a former French navy diver known as “Mr. Titanic,” was asked in 2019 by the Irish Examiner whether he ever got scared diving 12,500 feet to reach the famous passenger liner’s wreckage.

“If you are 11m or 11km down, if something bad happens, the result is the same,” the Connecticut resident told the outlet. “When you’re in deep water, you’re dead before you realize something is happening, so it’s just not a problem.”



Nargeolet, who specializes in piloting submersibles, broke the record for the deepest submersible dive, at 35,853 feet below the surface, after his 25-year navy career.

In 1987, he was part of the first human expedition to visit the Titanic’s wreck, discovered two years earlier by famed explorer Robert Ballard, the UK’s Telegraph reported.



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Paul-Henry Nargeolet is 77 years old.

Issued Chilling Warning Before Vanishing

Since then, he has visited the ghostly ship at least 35 times and was the first person to recover a remnant at the site — a silver plate, according to the outlet.

Nargeolet, who wrote “In the Depths of the Titanic” last year, admitted that he pushed the envelope to reach the ship, which sank on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage from the UK to New York City.

“You stand down four, five, six, seven, eight hours, which is the longest, and even then, you don’t want to come back up. Sometimes I go to the end of the (sub) batteries and sometimes even more than to the end,” he said last year.

“Indeed, I’ve been told off for doing so several times. Then the resurfacing takes just as long, so one can be down between 10 to 12 hours,” Nargeolet added.

British billionaire Hamish Harding, also on the missing OceanGate Expeditions sub, confirmed Saturday that Nargeolet was onboard the Titan.

“The team on the sub has a couple of legendary explorers, some of which have done over 30 dives to the RMS Titanic since the 1980s, including PH Nargeolet,” Harding wrote on social media.

Also reported missing on the submersible are OceanGate Expedition founder and CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood, 48, one of the wealthiest men in Pakistan, and his son Sulaiman Dawood, 19.

Meanwhile, OceanGate adviser David Concannon said paperwork has been holding up a group with special assets that could help rescuers locate the missing sub.

Concannon, who said he was supposed to be part of the expedition before canceling, told NewsNation that the equipment was waiting in the Guernsey Channel Islands but that the personnel did not receive authorization to depart.

“(They are) the same group, the experts, that did the advanced survey of the Titanic last year,” Concannon said. “They are mobilized. They’re sitting on the tarmac, ready to go. We have a ship off Newfoundland ready to take them to the site.”

He continued: “We have people whose lives are at stake. You have to move. We have assets ready to go, and they’re sitting and waiting.”

Concannon blamed government bureaucracy for the delay.

Also reported missing on the submersible are OceanGate Expedition founder and CEO Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood, 48, one of the wealthiest men in Pakistan, and his son Sulaiman Dawood, 19.

Meanwhile, OceanGate adviser David Concannon said paperwork has been holding up a group with special assets that could help rescuers locate the missing sub.

Concannon, who said he was supposed to be part of the expedition before canceling, told NewsNation that the equipment was waiting in the Guernsey Channel Islands but that the personnel did not receive authorization to depart.

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“(They are) the same group, the experts, that did the advanced survey of the Titanic last year,” Concannon said. “They are mobilized. They’re sitting on the tarmac, ready to go. We have a ship off Newfoundland ready to take them to the site.”

He continued: “We have people whose lives are at stake. You have to move. We have assets ready to go, and they’re sitting and waiting.”

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Concannon blamed government bureaucracy for the delay.



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