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OceanGate continues to advertise Titanic expedition after ‘catastrophic implosion’ of Titan submersible

OceanGate, the company responsible for the submersible that goes on an expedition to the wreckage of Titanic that ends in a ‘catastrophic implosion’ last week, continues to advertise another expedition for 2024.

On their website, it lists two missions scheduled from June 12-20 and June 21-29, 2024, which costs $250,000 (approx. P13,802,875) per person, inclusive of one submersible dive, private accommodations, all required training, expedition gear, and all the meals while on board.

The slots are only available for a maximum of six people, with a minimum age requirement of 17 years old.

“Follow in Jacques Cousteau’s footsteps and become an underwater explorer — beginning with a dive to the wreck of the RMS Titanic. This is your chance to step outside of everyday life and discover something truly extraordinary,” the website advertised, “Become one of the few to see the Titanic with your own eyes.”

The website also shared the itinerary of the expedition, including the training and the dive to see the “iconic wreck” of Titanic that “lies 380 miles offshore and 3,800 meters below the surface,” and will depart and end at St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada.

Interestingly enough, the Titan submersible that imploded last week was listed as “currently underway,” and no information regarding its implosion was shared on the website.

The submersible caused the death of five passengers including OceanGate’s CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, and his son Sulaiman, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet, the content expert who joined the expedition that is still advertised in the website as “Titanic’s Greatest Explorer.”

Presumed remains of the passengers were said to be found among the debris and evidence that was recovered from the seafloor where the remnants of the submersible were found by a Massachusetts-based company Pelagic Research Services, said the US Coast Guard on Wednesday.

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