OceanGate is Still Advertising Expeditions to the Titanic Wreckage on its Website

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OceanGate’s website is still promoting its upcoming expeditions to the Titanic wreckage, despite recent incidents involving their submersibles.

The deep-sea adventure company is advertising two missions scheduled for June 2024 on its website. While the 2023 expedition is said to be in progress, interested customers are encouraged to inquire about available dates.

Interestingly, the website mentions that participants on these expeditions may be accompanied by French diver PH Nargeolet, who tragically lost his life during the recent incident involving the Titan submersible. This raises questions about the accuracy and appropriateness of the information presented on OceanGate’s platform.

In the previous incident, one of OceanGate’s submersibles suffered a catastrophic implosion while carrying five passengers on a dive to explore the Titanic wreck. Communication with the surface vessel was lost just two hours into the descent, triggering an extensive search-and-rescue operation. Notably, OceanGate’s CEO Stockton Rush was among those on board.

The US Coast Guard recently announced that they had retrieved “presumed” human remains from the wreckage of the Titan submersible. This discovery underscores the severity of the incident and further emphasizes the need for a thorough investigation into the causes and circumstances surrounding the implosion.

Both US and Canadian officials are currently conducting investigations into the submersible’s implosion to determine the factors that led to such a tragic outcome. Concerns about the safety of OceanGate’s craft have been raised since the incident, especially considering the previous communication failure experienced by actor Alan Estrada during his trip to the Titanic.

Moreover, a lawsuit filed in 2018 presented evidence suggesting that OceanGate had been alerted to safety issues with its submersibles years before the catastrophic implosion. According to the lawsuit, a former employee of the company warned about inadequate “quality control and safety” protocols that could compromise passenger safety, highlighting a lack of awareness among paying customers.

Given the recent incidents, concerns about the safety and reliability of OceanGate’s expeditions to the Titanic wreckage are warranted. It is crucial for authorities to thoroughly investigate the company’s operations and take appropriate measures to ensure the well-being of future passengers.

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