Tag Archives: Submarines

OceanGate gears up for Titanic dive rehearsals

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate is heading back down to the Bahamas next week to practice deep-sea dives of Titanic proportions with its next-generation Titan submersible — and this time, team members are bringing along paying customers. About 10 mission specialists wll accompany OceanGate’s … Continue reading

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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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Shipwreck sleuths document WWI sub’s remains

Score another undersea revelation for the crew of the Petrel, a research vessel backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. This time it’s the AE1, Australia’s first submarine and the first Allied submarine loss of World War I. The AE1 was lost … 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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