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Titanic Submersible CEO Spoke About Worry of Vessel Not Surfacing

He expressed this concern last year

OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush said last year that his greatest fear was being in a submersible during one of his company’s expeditions exploring the wreckage of the Titanic and facing "things that will stop me from being able to get to the surface."

Months before he was among the five people in a submersible that’s been missing for days in the North Atlantic, Rush told “CBS Sunday Morning” in December that he didn't think diving in a submersible was “very dangerous” at all. But when asked by CBS News correspondent David Pogue of the dangers that exist at nearly 13,000 feet underwater, Rush said he worried about the vessel not making its way back to the surface for a variety of reasons.

"What I worry about most are things that will stop me from being able to get to the surface," he said. "Overhangs, fish nets, entanglement hazards. And, that's just a technique, piloting technique. It's pretty clear — if it's an overhang, don't go under it. If there is a net, don't go near it. So, you can avoid those if you are just slow and steady."

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