Nearly 10 days after the Titanic submarine imploded, killing all five passengers on its journey to the wreck, the company that operated the vehicle, OceanGate, is still advertising trips to the Titanic shipwreck on its website, according to a report in the Independent.
According to the website, the submarine exploration company is planning two trips to the Titanic next year, from June 12 to June 20 and from June 21 to June 29, at a cost of $250,000. The cost covers one submarine dive, private accommodation, all necessary training, expedition equipment and all meals on board.
On the first day, the company said passengers would arrive in the seaside town of St. John’s to meet their expedition crew and board the ship. “(It) will take you to the wreck of the RMS Titanic. You will become familiar with life on a working ship as we embark on the 400-nautical-mile journey to the wreck site.”
According to the outlet, the company had closed these expeditions “indefinitely” after its Chief Executive Officer Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diving expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his teenage son Suleman died when the submarine of the company imploded. on the way to the wreck of the Titanic.
According to the Independent, the company had posted a job offer on its website for a sub-pilot position while the search for the missing sub was underway. It was later removed after the company faced severe backlash.
Recently, experts recovered suspected human remains from what’s left of the Titan submarine, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Mutilated debris recovered from the small submarine was unloaded in eastern Canada, ending a difficult search and recovery operation.
A debris field was found on the seafloor 1,600 feet from the bow of the Titanic, which is more than two miles (nearly four kilometers) below the ocean’s surface and 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.