OceanGate has plans for more expeditions to the Titanic shipwreck in 2024 even after 10 days since the Titan submersible imploded, killing all passengers, writes Vrinda Rastogi.
It has been little over a week since the devastating implosion of the Titanic submersible that resulted in the demise of its five passengers. Yet OceanGate Expeditions continues to advertise trips to the Titanic ruins on its website.
Two excursions have been planned for 2024, from June 12-20 and June 21-29. Furthermore, the 2023 mission has been stated as “currently underway”.
The cost has been stated as $250,000 per person. This includes one submersible dive, private accommodations, all required training, expedition gear, and all meals while on board, according to the site. A maximum of six people are allowed and the minimum age must be 17 years.
According to the website, accommodations include a stateroom as the bedroom and a single shared bathroom. The sub also provide wi-fi.
Along with these details, the website continues to share pictures of scenes from the expedition as well as videos of people sharing their experiences.
“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,” says the OceanGate website.
The marketing continues with, “You dive will provide not only a thrilling and unique travel experience, but also help the scientific community learn more about the wreck and the deep ocean environment. Every dive also has a scientific objective and you can learn more about the research we support here”
The trip spans over 8 days and 7 nights. The trip begins at St. John’s in Newfoundland, Canada. The dive to Titanic’s wreckage begins on day 3 and starts to return on day 7. On day 8 they return to St. John’s.
Furthermore, the website mentions some content experts who might join expeditions. On top of the list is Paul-Henri Nargeolet, 77, the renowned Titanic expert who lost his life on the tragic latest expedition.
Others aboard the submersible were OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, 61, British billionaire Hamish Harding, 58, prominent Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, 48, and his 19-year-old son, Sulaiman Dawood.
On June 18, the Titan submersible suffered a catastrophic implosion. It is suspected that all passengers suffered an immediate death. (Today’s india)