Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New Submersible Launched

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of Everett tenant OceanGate recently conducted the first phase launch of Titan, a “Cyclops-class submersible designed to dive to depths of 4,000 meters,” according to the port.

OceanGate’s Operations team recently took the 19,000-pound submersible to the port marina and did a series of dunks to calibrate the integrated dive system. According to the port, “This is the first phase of the effort needed to establish a consistent process to safely launch and recover the manned sub at the start and end of each dive.”

This summer, OceanGate is expected to conduct a six-week exploration of the ill-fated Titanic with a crew comprised of 20 scientists, content experts, and “Mission Specialists” as well as additional expedition team members working both inside the submersible and on the research ship.