fb

Billionaire says he’s taking a $20 million submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic

Il estime qu'il est possible de le faire "en toute sécurité et de manière répétée
  • Larry Connor wants to reach the site of the Titanic wreckage with his submarine
  • According to Connor, the submersible his company builds are safe
  • The submersible they’re going to be using cost $20 million to build

Published on May 29, 2024 at 12:11PM (UTC+4)

Dernière mise à jour le 31 mai 2024 à 19h25 (UTC+4)

Édité par Tom Wood

Ohio billionaire Larry Connor, owner of Triton Subs, wants to build a submersible to get as close as possible to the wreckage of the Titanic.

This has been tried before – as you probably remember – and it ended in tragedy, but Connor says that’s exactly the reason why he wants to try it again.

Because he thinks he can do a lot better.

READ MORE: This is how a $2 billion submarine emerges from a thick layer of ice

Almost a year ago, in June 2023, the OceanGate Titan submersible went missing with five people on board.

A few days later, the outcome that everyone feared materialized and news broke that all five people on board had died after the implosion of the submersible.

Even though this particular expedition resulted in a disaster, it spurred imitators across the globe.

India, for example, is building the Matsya 6000 submarine for this exact reason.

Connor believes that reaching the bottom of the ocean to explore the wreckage of the Titanic is doable.

He seems to think the idea per se isn’t bad, it’s just the execution of the idea on the part of OceanGate that was the issue.

Pictured below, Larry Connor (left) and Patrick Lahey (right)

With his company, Triton Submarines, Connor wants to prove that OceanGate failed simply because they made mistakes and disregarded safety, and not because the expedition is inherently too dangerous.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Triton Submarines’ CEO Patrick Lahey said that OceanGate Titan was a ‘contraption’.

“What we need to do is build a sub that can dive to [Titanic-level depths] repeatedly and safely and demonstrate to the world that you can do that,” Lahey said.

For this trip, the company wants to use the Triton 4000/2 Abyssal Explorer, a $20 million, two-person craft described as the ‘world’s deepest diving acrylic sub’.

According to Triton, it can descend over 13,000 feet or 4,000 meters.

Safely, we hope.

Vous pourriez être intéressé par

Articles connexes

Chinese man invented a bed car to prolong his sleep
Peel P50 is the smallest electric car on Earth and it's very bizarre
Un navire entièrement électrique de 220 pieds pourrait devenir le premier superyacht sans carburant
La véritable histoire du tristement célèbre cimetière chinois de véhicules électriques, contrairement à ce que l'on nous a dit
Le "robot" Spider-Man de Disney réalise des cascades qui dépassent les capacités humaines
Un père a passé 120 jours à construire une Rolls-Royce à 6 roues pour son fils
Tesla déploie deux robots Optimus pour travailler dans son usine
Un homme doit mettre au rebut sa collection d'Alfa Romeo, qui compte une douzaine d'exemplaires, dans une casse.