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Scientists in a sub explore the Salish Sea

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — This week’s Salish Sea Expedition is unfolding amid the heavily trafficked waters off the San Juan Islands, but there’s still plenty of room here for scientific discoveries. For example, researchers riding a deep-water submersible called Cyclops 1 announced that … Continue reading

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OceanGate gets sub set for Salish Sea expedition

OceanGate had to put off its plan to send a new breed of submersible to the wreck of the Titanic this summer, but now it’s gearing up for an undersea adventure closer to home. The Everett, Wash.-based venture and its associated … Continue reading

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OceanGate sub hits Titanic depth of 4,000 meters

OceanGate successfully lowered its Titan submersible to a depth of 4,000 meters in waters off the coast of the Bahamas, during a series of uncrewed dives aimed at testing the integrity of the craft’s carbon-fiber hull. The Everett, Wash.-based team lowered the … Continue reading

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OceanGate reschedules Titanic sub trips for 2019

OceanGate is putting its underwater trips to the Titanic shipwreck on hold for a year, due to difficulties encountered during deep-water testing of its submersible in the Bahamas. The Titan sub’s first trips to the world’s most famous shipwreck had … Continue reading

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Titanic sub rises to the next level of testing

OceanGate has finished putting its Titan submersible through its first round of shallow-water tests in Puget Sound, and is packing it up for deep-water tests in the Bahamas. Then it’s off to the Titanic. The OceanGate team custom-designed the 22-foot-long craft to … Continue reading

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Titanic sub takes to the water with a new name

Don’t call it Cyclops 2: The five-person submersible built by Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate has been renamed Titan, befitting its role as a vehicle designed to get up close to the Titanic’s shipwreck. Today OceanGate announced that it has launched Titan for its … Continue reading

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Titanic sub’s launch pad is ready for liftoff

Construction work is complete for an essential part of the dive system that’s due to carry scientists and amateur adventurers down to the world-famous Titanic shipwreck this summer. The nearly 11-ton mobile subsea platform will be used to launch a … Continue reading

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