Posted on June 22, 2023

CEO of Company Operating Missing Titanic Submarine Said He Didn’t Want to Hire ’50 Year Old White Guys’

Sarah Weaver, Daily Caller, June 21, 2023

The CEO of OceanGate, the company that operates the submarine that went missing while touring the Titanic wreckage, previously said he would never hire “50 year old white guys” because they aren’t “inspirational.”

A submersible taking tourists to the famed ocean liner, which sank in 1912, went missing in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday {snip} There were five people onboard, including OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, who piloted the submarine, and billionaire Hamish Harding. {snip}

“When I started business, one of the things you’ll find for other sub operators out there, they typically have people who are ex-military submariners and you’ll see a whole bunch of 50-year-old white guys. I wanted our team to be younger, to be inspirational,” Rush says in a recording, which is circulating on social media. {snip}