International

Days After Titan Sub Implosion, OceanGate Still Advertising Trips To Titanic Shipwreck

OceanGate is advertising expeditions to the famous shipwreck as well as to the Azores Archipelago in Portugal and the Bahamas. The company has announced two upcoming mission dates, one from June 12-20 and another from June 21-29 in 2024.

Debris from the Titan submersible
info_icon

It has only been ten days since the US Coast Guard announced that the Titan submersible imploded, killing all five on-board, who were on their way to see the Titanic shipwreck. But the company that operated the vehicle, OceanGate, is still advertising trips to the Titanic shipwreck on its website.

OceanGate is hosting tours to the famed shipwreck, and the Azores Archipelago in Portugal and to the Bahamas as well. The company has announced two dates for the next mission -- June 12-20 and June 21-29 of 2024.

info_icon
Titanic expedition advertisement OceanGate website

"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," the website described the expedition to the Titan shipwreck.

According to a report by the Independent, one pilot, one “content expert” and three mission specialists — or passengers without any previous experience needed who pay $250,000— participate in every dive. 

The company also previously faced backlash over a job advertisement for a sub pilot position, days after the announcement of the implosion of the sub. The post has since then been deleted, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the US Coast Guard on Thursday recovered what they said were human remains from the wreckage of the Titan submersible and is bringing the evidence back to the United States. 

“The evidence will provide investigators from several international jurisdictions with critical insights into the cause of this tragedy. There is still a substantial amount of work to be done to understand the factors that led to the catastrophic loss of the TITAN and help ensure a similar tragedy does not occur again," US Coast Guard Chief Capt. Jason Neubauer said in a statement.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement