OceanGate gets set for dives to Titanic while overcoming the complications of COVID-19

GeekWire | Oct 17, 2020 at 3:20 AM
  • Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate is getting ready to send explorers down to survey the wreck of the Titanic in its own custom-made submersible, but sometimes coping with the coronavirus pandemic can seem as challenging as diving 12,500 feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean’s surface.
  • Even before the virus hit, OceanGate had to put off its plans for Titanic dives due to technical issues as well as logistical issues relating to U.S.-Canada shipping regulations.
  • Still more dives are planned starting next week, and this time the itinerary will include a visit to the wreck of the U-869, a Nazi German submarine that sank off the coast of New Jersey in 1945.