OceanGate erases social media, largely deletes website

The corporate, whose submersible imploded close to the Titanic final month, killing 5 folks, together with CEO Stockton Rush, has stripped down its web site to a single web page, noting it has suspended operations and eliminated its Twitter, YouTube and Fb accounts.

The corporate’s LinkedIn web page is not accessible—and one in all its Instagram pages has been set to non-public, whereas the opposite (specializing in expeditions) has been taken down utterly.  

Following the ill-fated tragic journey, former workers of OceanGate started to emerge to debate their earlier considerations in regards to the security of the Titan submersible. Electronic mail exchanges confirmed the agency’s former director of marine operations and chief submersible pilot warning one other worker, “That sub just isn’t protected to dive.”

In authorized filings associated to a 2018 lawsuit in opposition to the corporate, that pilot, David Lochridge, stated he had repeatedly warned the submersible was not being constructed or examined to acceptable security requirements, doubtlessly placing paying passengers “milliseconds from implosion.”

Rush, in a separate e-mail chain with an worker who raised considerations, wrote he had “grown uninterested in business gamers who attempt to use a security argument to cease innovation and new entrants from getting into their small present market … We’ve heard the baseless cries of ‘You’re going to kill somebody’ means too typically. I take this as a critical private insult.”

The Titan submersible that imploded was one in all two seacraft utilized by Titan. The Cyclops 1 was a separate sub that may journey so far as 500 meters deep, much more shallow than the 4,000 tried by Titan.

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