The Billonaire made this known, in an Instagram post on Friday.
While mourning Hamish Harding, a British businessman and his friend on board the Titan submersible and lost their lives, together with other three passengers (total 5) aboard Titan, the missing submersible.
Ned Nwoko shared photos of himself and the late pilot when they both embarked on an expedition to Antarctica.
“I have lost a very dear friend and business partner. Captain Hermish Harding. We both went on a very dangerous expedition to the Southpole Antarctica few years back.
“He was a gulf stream pilot who flew across the world in a record-breaking expedition by Guinness world record for circumnavigation of the earth some years ago.
“He descended into the Mariana. he also invited me on his space shuttle last year and this very Titan ill-fated adventure, but I was tied down with national duties.
“Above all he was a partner on the various researches into eradication of malaria in Africa project.
“He was very enthusiastic about it and always gave his support at every given opportunity. His last message to me was this last Sunday when he told me they were ready to dive to the titanic if the weather permits.
“He loved adventure and challenges. My heart bleeds for his dear wife and kids who have become family friends over the years. We will surely miss his wealth of experience,” he wrote alongside the photo.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) reported that the men died from a “catastrophic implosion” after debris believed to be from Titan was found near the Titanic, four days after its disappearance.