Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate once said in an interview “At some point safety just is pure waste. If you just want to be safe, don’t get out of bed. Don’t get in your car. Don’t do anything. At some point, you’re going to take some risk…I can do this just as safely by breaking the rules.”
He was wrong.
He killed himself plus four others when his tin can of a submersible imploded on Father’s Day.
Each of the four paid US$250,000/- per head for the dive to view the wreck of the Titanic.
The vessel lost contact less than two hours after it’s dive. It was steered by a video game controller, worth between US$1/- and US$30/-, with US$15/- a rough average.
That same week, 750 asylum seekers drowned when a fishing boat they were in sank into the Mediterranean ocean.
But no, people cared more for the five idiots in the submersible.