George Hamish Livingston Harding

June 24, 1964

58 Year(s)

June 18, 2023

5

Epitaph

An adventurer of sky and sea, his spirit continues to soar and dive in the heart of exploration.

Biography

Hamish Harding was more than a British billionaire explorer. The chairman of Action Aviation, he held three Guinness World Records for his explorations. An adventurer who had been to both the depths of the ocean and the heights of space, he was eagerly anticipating the Titan's Titanic mission. His last words to the world expressed excitement and anticipation for the journey that would ultimately be his last

Harding was onboard the Titan, a vessel owned by OceanGate, Inc., to view the Titanic wreckage, when the vessel lost contact with the above-water ship, MV Polar Prince, on 18 June. Search-and-rescue missions involved water and air support from the United States, Canada and France.

On 22 June, after the discovery of a debris field approximately 490 metres (1,600 ft) from the bow of the OceanGate said it believed Harding and the four others aboard had "sadly been lost."

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