OceanGate Submarine to Titanic Missing

by | Jun 19, 2023 | Maritime Law

A submersible touring the Titanic went missing on June 18, 2023.  According to the Coast Guard, a search and rescue mission is underway to locate a submarine that was on an expedition to the Titanic wreckage in the North Atlantic.  There are five people on board the vessel, including four paying passengers.  The expedition launched on Sunday, but contact was lost after approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.  The submarine is owned and operated by OceanGate Expeditions.  Search and rescue efforts remain ongoing at this time.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a fire on the cruise ship WILDERNESS DISCOVERER on June 5, 2023.  There was a fire on the container ship MSC RITA on June 6, 2023.  A vessel sank in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel on June 9, 2023.  A tour boat capsized in Lockport, New York on June 12, 2023.  There was an oil discharge from a barge in the tow of a Kirby Inland Marine vessel on the Mississippi River near Natchez, Mississippi on June 10, 2023.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe offshore vessel owners and operators must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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