FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Karkar Andrei 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol TMC the metals Co Inc. [ TMC ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O TMC THE METALS COMPANY, INC., 595 HOWE STREET, 10TH FLOOR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/30/2021
(Street)
VANCOUVER, A1 V6C 2T5
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) ___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Shares  9/30/2021    P    2250110  A $4.4442 (2) 41872019  I  Eras Capital LLC (1)
Common Shares                 8032  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The securities are held directly by ERAS Capital LLC ("ERAS"). The Reporting Person is the managing member of ERAS and shares voting and dispositive power over and may be deemed to beneficially own such securities held by ERAS. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership over any securities owned by ERAS other than to the extent of any pecuniary interest he may have therein.
(2)  The price reflects the average selling price of the common shares sold. These common shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $4.12 to $4.61 per common share. The Reporting Person undertakes to provide, upon request by the SEC staff, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the number of common shares sold at each price.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Karkar Andrei
C/O TMC THE METALS COMPANY
INC., 595 HOWE STREET, 10TH FLOOR
VANCOUVER, A1 V6C 2T5
X X

ERAS Capital LLC
C/O TMC THE METALS COMPANY INC.
595 HOWE STREET, 10TH FLOOR
VANCOUVER, A1 V6C 2T5

X


Signatures
/s/ Jaime Lee, Attorney-in-Fact 10/1/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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