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PRESS RELEASE: February 11, 2020

OCEANGATE ANNOUNCES HUDSON CANYON DEEP-SEA DISCOVERY EXPEDITION

Adventurous citizen explorers to join the manned submersible expedition into the Grand Canyon of the Ocean.

EVERETT, WASHINGTON – OCEANGATE EXPEDITIONS TODAY ANNOUNCED DIVE MISSIONS INTO THE FABLED HUDSON CANYON, scheduled for August 2020 in a state-of-the-art, 5-crewmember deep-sea submersible. Adventurous explorers will join oceanographic scientists and researchers on missions to explore one of the world’s most biodiverse habitats and seek to uncover previously undiscovered sealife, shipwrecks and sites.

This undersea adventure expedition is the first of its kind to explore the alien world beneath the waves deep within the Hudson Canyon. Participants, known as mission specialists, will work side-by-side with a team of subsea experts and researchers to discover what lies at the edge of the continental shelf.

“Hudson Canyon is one of the least explored undersea areas and yet sealife thrives here,” shares Stockton Rush, CEO, OceanGate. “It’s amazing that the Hudson Canyon is on the scale of the Grand Canyon and it lies just off the coast of New York City, and remains shrouded in mystery. The expedition will take citizen explorers places no human has directly observed before. We are anxious to see what we will discover together,” explains Rush.

Aspiring mission specialists interested in joining the Hudson Canyon Deep-Sea Discovery Expedition should contact OceanGate for qualifications, availability and additional details. To obtain more information about all upcoming OceanGate expeditions, visit www.oceangateexpeditions.com.

A DEEP DIVE INTO THE PLANS TO TAKE TOURISTS TO THE ‘TITANIC’ - SMITHSONIAN

August 14, 2019

The world looks very different through the eye of the Cyclops. I learned this one freezing morning this past February, after trudging through two feet of snow to get to the marina in Everett, Washington, a small port 45 minutes north of Seattle. On the dock was a cylindrical white pod about the size of a moving van, a five-person submersible whose protruding, semi-spherical window inspired its name, after the monocular monster of myth. A half-dozen men wearing thickly padded khaki jumpsuits and orange helmets gathered on the snow-covered dock ready to send me under the ice-flecked waves of Puget Sound.

 

Read full article: smithsonianmag

STOCKTON RUSH ON THE TITANIC SURVEY EXPEDITION

August 7, 2019

Man’s history of pushing boundaries and exploring the unexplored, whether driven by need or curiosity, is one of mapping previously unknown oceans, continents and galaxies.

Our astonishing investment in technology has enabled us to send landers to Mars and assess our universe in incredible detail, so it is surprising that the depths of the oceans here on Earth are not better explored and understood.

We have used satellite and marine technologies to remotely map the world’s ocean floors and sample geologic structures and biologic forms, but there is so much more to uncover.

 

Read full article: elitetraveler

SCIENTISTS AND "CITIZEN EXPLORERS" CAN VISIT TITANIC WRECKAGE IN 2019 FOR $100,000

August 6, 2019

Scientists will be able to visit the wreckage of the famed ocean liner Titanic starting next summer for about $100,000 per person. A  company called OceanGate successfully reached more than 13,000 feet underwater using a privately built submersible vessel. That's the depth where the Titanic settled in the North Atlantic Ocean after it sank in 1912.

The team spent six months perfecting the deep dive off the coast of the Bahamas. OceanGate CEO and co-founder Stockton Rush completed the daring mission in about seven hours as he piloted the company's newest vessel, Titan.

"I can't express what that has meant to me and what it means to imagine the great things we're going to explore and find in the oceans in the years to come," Rush said.

Read full article: cbsnews

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