OceanGate has announced it is suspending all exploration and commercial operations after the death of the Titanic Five last month - including the comp
OceanGate has announced it is suspending all exploration and commercial operations after the death of the Titanic Five last month – including the company’s CEO.
The five men onboard had all died after the Titan sub, pictured here, imploded on its expedition
As of June 29, OceanGate’s website still included pages advertising trips to the Titanic – 11 days after five people, including the company CEO, were killed on one of the journeys.
A page titled ‘Titan Expedition – Explore the Titanic’ was still available online which offered a chance to dive to the shipwreck in the company’s submersible.
‘Intrepid travelers will sail from the Atlantic coast of Canada for an 8-day expedition to dive on the iconic wreck that lies 380 miles offshore and 3,800 meters below the surface,’ the page states.
Titan suffered a ‘catastrophic implosion’ during a voyage to the wreckage of the Titanic, 12,500ft beneath the Atlantic’s surface.
Five passengers, including Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding and French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Shahzada Dawood, 58, and his 19-year-old son Suleman were killed during a dive to the Titanic last month.