The Strategist

OceanGate stops all expeditions after loss of Titan submersible

07/07/2023 - 10:47

Suspension of all excursions has been declared by OceanGate, the firm in charge of the Titan bathyscaphe that sank in the Atlantic Ocean in June, killing five people, including Stockton Rush, the company’s head. The notice is displayed in one red line on OceanGate's website, and it's not apparent when it first appeared. According to AFP, it took place on July 6.

The company said that "OceanGate has suspended all research and commercial operations," withut further information. Authorities in the United States and Canada are still looking into what caused the implosion that claimed the lives of everyone inside the vessel.

Titan sailed to the storied Titanic's ruins on June 18. On June 22, there were indications that the searchers found some wreckage close to Titanic.

One hour and forty-five minutes after the dive started, at 2:43 a.m. on Monday, communication with the submersible was lost. Along with Mr. Rush, other passengers on board were French professional aquanaut Paul-Henri Nargeolet, British businessman of Pakistani heritage Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleiman Dawood, and British billionaire Hamish Harding.



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