OceanGate Disappears from the Internet After Submersible Disaster
The company that operated the Titan submersible, which imploded during a Titanic expedition, has gone offline and removed its social media accounts amid growing backlash.
OceanGate Halts All Activities and Shuts Down Website
OceanGate, a US-based company that specialized in underwater exploration and tourism, has announced the suspension of all its operations following the fatal incident that claimed the lives of five people on board the Titan submersible on June 18.
The company’s website and expedition pages now show only a brief statement informing visitors of the decision. The company has also deleted its social media profiles on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sparking outrage and suspicion among the public.
Leaked Messages Reveal Safety Issues and CEO’s Negligence
The move comes after leaked internal communications between OceanGate’s CEO Stockton Rush, who was one of the victims, and experts revealed that Rush had ignored warnings and advice regarding the submersible’s design and performance.
The messages, which have been widely shared online, show that Rush had dismissed concerns about the submersible’s pressure hull, thrusters, batteries, and control system, insisting that the Titan was ready for the mission.
These revelations have raised questions about OceanGate’s liability and accountability for the tragic outcome, as well as the regulatory oversight of such ventures.
Titan Submersible Imploded During Titanic Exploration
The Titan submersible was designed to dive to depths of up to 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) and carry up to five passengers. It was on a mission to explore the wreck of the Titanic, which sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg.
However, less than two hours after departing from the surface, the submersible lost contact with the support vessel and disappeared from the radar. A massive search and rescue operation was launched, but it only found debris and presumed human remains scattered on the ocean floor. The US Coast Guard confirmed that the submersible had imploded due to extreme pressure.
Social Media Users React After OceanGate Vanishes from the internet
OceanGate’s decision to erase its digital footprint has not gone unnoticed by social media users, who have expressed their anger, disbelief, and curiosity about the company’s fate. Many users have criticized the company for trying to evade responsibility and justice by going offline. Others have commented on the poor choices that may have contributed to the disaster, calling for more transparency and accountability in the industry.
Here are some of the reactions;
- @FlyesKitesJay;Deleting social media won’t delete any incoming lawsuits… 😤
- @jchillins;There will be 10 YouTube documentaries per day until the end of time about this sub.
They cannot escape.
- @OhGoodGaming;Wow it’s almost like they didn’t send them down in a glorified soup can with a n64 controller.
- @pissreports;They think we won’t remember 💀💀
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