OceanGate Erases Web Presence by Deleting All Social Media Accounts

OceanGate is scrubbing the internet clean of its digital footprint, shutting down its website and purging its accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks.

As of Friday morning, OceanGate’s website had gone dark. “OceanGate Expeditions has suspended all exploration and commercial operations,” its landing page reads.

Titan Sub is believed to have imploded on June 18 — less than two hours into its dive the wreck at a depth of about 5,500 feet in the North Atlantic, killing all five passengers on board.

The Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation, along with authorities from Canada, France and the United Kingdom, are looking into what caused the deadly implosion.


Investigators will look into possible “misconduct, incompetence, negligence, unskillfulness or willful violation of law” by OceanGate, the company that operated the Titan, or by the Coast Guard itself, the service branch previously said.

The submersible first went missing on June 18, kicking off four days of search and rescue efforts. Authorities ultimately determined that the vehicle had suffered a “catastrophic implosion” on the day of its disappearance.

Parts of the sub were discovered 488 metres (1,600 feet) from the bow of the Titanic.

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