Paul-Henri Nargeolet Biography
Paul-Henri Nargeolet was a Titanic expert and deep-water explorer from France. On June 18, 2023, the submarine Titan that he was on sank close to and above the Titanic wreckage, killing five people.
Paul-Henri Nargeolet Age
Paul-Henri Nargeole was born in Haute-Savoie, Chamonix, France on March 2, 1946. He is 77 years old.
Paul-Henri Nargeolet Height
Paul stands at moderate 5 feet 9 inches/1.8 m tall.
Paul-Henri Nargeolet Family
Nargeolet moved to Africa with his parents when he was three years old, where he spent the next 13 years of his life. After residing in South Africa, he returned to France in 1962.
Paul-Henri Nargeolet Wife
Paul-Henry Nargeolet resides in Kent, Connecticut, USA. He was married to Michelle Marsh, a journalist and novelist from the United States who authored numerous books about their Titanic adventures. After a long struggle with cancer, she died in 2017. Their two children live in Cork, Ireland.
Henri was Michelle’s second spouse; she was previously married to Nathaniel Price Paschall. Marsh, 62, died in her home in South Kent, Connecticut, in October 2017. John, her son, informed her that his mother had breast cancer.
Paul-Henri Nargeolet Net Worth
Paul Henry has an approximate net worth of $2 Billion.
Paul-Henri Nargeolet Career
Paul, the Director of the RMS Titanic’s Underwater Research Program, was in the deep diving submarine Titan with OceanGate’s founder Stockton Rush, British businessman Hamish Harding, and Millionaire Pakistani Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman will investigate the Titanic’s 1914 sinking location.
In June 2023, the OceanGate submersible Titan, carrying five people, including Paul-Henri Nargeolet, was reported missing. The submersible, led by OceanGate founder Stockton Rush, went missing roughly 435 miles south of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Titan, an OceanGate submarine, went lost, necessitating an urgent worldwide rescue operation. In a race against time, search teams were launched to scour thousands of square miles of ocean.
With less than 40 hours of oxygen on board, the situation was bleak. The search and rescue mission became a symbol of humanity’s determination and togetherness in times of adversity.
His love of diving prompted him to join the French Navy in 1964. He got vast expertise as a mine-clearing diver, deep-sea diver, and submarine pilot during his 22-year employment. His exceptional abilities and knowledge led him to work for IFREMER, a publicly sponsored French maritime research institute. His first dive aboard the Titanic occurred in July 1987, approximately two years after the wreck was identified.
Paul joined IFREMER in 1986 as Director of DESM after serving 22 years in the Navy. During his stint at IFREMER, Nargeolet oversaw the recovery of approximately 1000 artifacts from the Titanic wreckage.
Personal belongings of travelers, such as shoes and binoculars, were among the items retrieved. In addition to collecting artifacts from the sunken ship, IFREMER made a thorough map of the wreckage site. Nargeolet departed IFREMER in December 2003 to serve as a consultant. He worked as a consultant in Greenwich, Connecticut, for three years. Meanwhile, he appeared in several documentaries and films centered on the Titanic. Before the disappearance of the OceanGate submarine, he was the Director of the Underwater Research Program of RMS Titanic, Inc.