Who is Jay Bloom, the man who turned down tickets on the Titan sub?

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Jay Bloom, who has been photographed with US President Joe Biden, has revealed that he turned down seats on the Titan sub because of safety concerns

Las Vegas Financier Jay Bloom has revealed that he spoke to CEO Oceangate Stockton Rush about taking part in one of the company’s trips to the Titanic wreck. He revealed on social media how he pulled out of the expedition and had safety concerns.

A post on his Facebook page read: “In February, Stockton asked me and my son, Sean, to go with him on the dive to Titanic in May. Both May dives were postponed due to weather and the dive got delayed until June 18th, the date of this trip.

I expressed safety concerns and Stockton told me:

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‘While there’s obviously risk it’s way safer than flying in a helicopter or even scuba diving. There hasn’t even been an injury in 25 years in a non-military subs.’

Jay went on to say that "I am sure he really believed what he was saying. But he was very wrong.

"He passionately believed in what he was doing.”

Jay Bloom also revealed in his Facebook post that the last time he saw Stockton Rush in person was on March 1st when Stockton Rush took Jay Bloom through the Titanic Exhibit at Luxor. Jay also revealed the following in his facebook post “I told him that due to scheduling we couldn’t go until next year. Our seats went to Shahzada Dawood and his 19 year old son, Suleman Dawood, two of the other three who lost their lives on this excursion (the fifth being Hamish Harding).”

Jay Bloom finished his Facebook post by saying “Tomorrow is never promised. Make the most of today.”

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Bloom, who is reportedly a Democrat supporter, has been photographed with US President Joe Biden.

Rishi Sunak has recently offered his condolences to the family and friends of the five men, Stockton Rush, Shahzada Dawood, Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, who all lost their lives aborad the Titan Sub. A spokesman for the Prime Minister said: "His thoughts are very much with the loved ones of those who have died in this tragic incident and they have been through an unimaginably difficult ordeal in the last few days."

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