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Jamie Roberts

Stepson of missing billionaire on Titanic submarine goes to Blink-182 gig 'to help' trauma

The stepson of a billionaire on board a missing vessel which had been exploring the Titanic wreckage has posted images of himself enjoying a Blink-182 concert.

The gig in San Diego took place as the search for his stepdad Hamish Harding and four other passengers continued a day after they were reported missing at sea.

Brian Szasz admitted he knew some people would find his appearance at the gig "distasteful" but he tried to justify his actions.

Taking to social media, Brian shared a snap of him outside an official merchandise stand for the band. He was seen smiling while wearing a Blink-182 emblazoned red t-shirt and a backward baseball cap.

He captioned his upload: "It might be distasteful being here but my family would want me to be at the Blink-182 show as it's my favorite band and music helps me in difficult times!"

Brian went to watch Blink 182 and Travis Barker (Getty Images for dcp)

He ended by posting a black heart emoji and praying hands.

The post came shortly after he posted about his stepdad's disappearance on the same platform. Alongside an image of Hamish, Brian wrote: "Hamish my stepdad is lost in a submarine thoughts and prayers that the rescue mission will be successful."

He again chose praying hands and a black heart emoji to end his post.

Billionaire Hamish is no stranger to extreme adventures, having ticked off a number of expeditions. He has been to the South Pole twice, into space on Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin Rocket and on a dive to the Challenger Deep - the deepest place on Earth at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

It has yet to be officially confirmed who was on the submersible, but he previously said he was part of those set for the ocean floor.

The submersible Titan pictured ready to dive into the Atlantic Ocean on an expedition to the Titanic on Sunday (AP)

The crew on board the missing submersible had made no contact with the support crew for more than eight hours. Usually, signals would be sent to the mother ship every 15 minutes.

The crew were reported lost on June 19. They are said to have had an oxygen supply which could last 96 hours.

If the submersible's oxygen supply has not been damaged, the crew will have until 11am UK time on Thursday, June 22, until it runs out, the US Coast Guard confirmed.

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