The wreckage of the Titan submersible was brought ashore after the deadly explosion
The former chief financial officer of OceanGate Expeditions has announced that she left the company after the Stockton Rush CEO asked her to captain the doomed submersible Titan after he fired the ship’s original pilot. David Lochridge.
The unnamed employee spoke to New Yorkers, said: “I freaked out when he wanted me to be the chief pilot, because my background is in accounting, I couldn’t work for Stockton. I didn’t trust him.”
Mr. Lochridge, who worked for the company from 2015 to 2018, expressed his safety concerns over the submarine that blew up in the Atlantic last month, in an ominous email. To a former associate, wrote: “I don’t want to be seen as a gossip but I am very worried that he has killed himself and others in search of a way to boost his ego.
He later claimed that he had been wrongly fired for expressing concern over OceanGate’s alleged “refusal to conduct significant, non-destructive testing of the experimental design”.
Later, when Mr. Lochridge was tasked with conducting a “quality inspection” report, he “identified numerous issues of serious safety concern” but allegedly “encountered hostility” hostile and denied access” to the necessary documents before finally being fired.
OceanGate’s former CFO announced she was leaving her job after being asked to be the captain
The former chief financial officer of OceanGate Expeditions has announced that she is leaving the company after the Stockton Rush CEO asked her to captain the submersible Titan that was destroyed after firing the ship’s original pilot. is David Lochridge.
The staff member talked to New Yorkers “I freaked out when he wanted me to be the chief pilot, because my background is in accounting, I couldn’t work for Stockton,” said the statement, who spoke on condition of anonymity. I didn’t trust him.”
She added that some of the engineers who worked for the company were in their late teens and early 20s and at one point were paid $15 an hour.
Joe SomerladJuly 6, 2023 12:00
WATCH: Reenactment documentary shows Titan spinning out of control
Documentary reenactment shows Titan spinning out of control
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 11:00
WATCH: OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush reveals Titanic submersible built ‘with camping parts’
OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush reveals Titanic submersible built ‘with camping parts’
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 09:00
Voice recordings are being scrutinized in the Titanic sub-explosion investigation
Voice recordings and other data will be reviewed as part of an investigation by an expert panel appointed by the US Coast Guard into last week’s catastrophic explosion of the submersible Titan .
US and Canadian maritime authorities have announced investigations into the circumstances leading up to the ship’s breakdown after its compartments were found in a sea of debris 1,600 feet from the wreck of the Titanic.
U.S. Coast Guard Captain Jason Neubauer, who is leading the investigation, said he had summoned the Marine Investigations Board, the highest-level investigative body conducted by the Coast Guard. The role of the panel is to determine the cause of the tragedy in order to pursue civil or criminal sanctions when necessary.
Voice recordings between Titan and Polar Prince will be reviewed by investigators. The crew of the mother ship is also being interviewed by various agencies.
Police Chief Jason Neubauer said Coast Guard investigators have mapped the crash scene and that salvage operations are expected to continue. After the investigation is completed — a timetable has not been set — a report with evidence, conclusions, and recommendations will be released.
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 08:00
SEE: Search and rescue company boss emotional description of search for Titan
The boss of the search and rescue company is clearly emotional as he describes the search for Titan
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 06:00
Why did the Titanic submarine explode?
On June 26, those worst fears were confirmed when the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it had found debris from the Titan submersible scattered on the ocean floor a few feet away. the ill-fated ship was about 1,600 feet.
But what exactly caused Titan to explode? While we don’t yet know the truth of what happened, we do know enough to have some idea of what may have sealed the submarine’s fate.
independence’s Io Dodds reports:
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 05:00
The victims of the Titan submarine spend their last moments listening to music and watching the sea
Passengers aboard the sunken Titan submersible may have spent their last moments listening to music in the dark and gazing at deep-sea creatures, it has been revealed.
All five people on board the cruise ship Titanic were confirmed dead on June 22 after the ship encountered a “catastrophic explosion”.
The submersible’s tail cone was found about 1,600 feet from the tip of the Titanic wreck after a frantic five-day search in the North Atlantic.
Father and son Shahzada Dawood, 48, and Suleman Dawood, 19, were among the victims.
Christine Dawood, wife of Shahzada and mother of Suleman, told of the preparations made by Stockton Rush, the ship’s navigator and founder and CEO of OceaGate, the operating company. trip.
“It’s like a well-oiled operation – you can see they’ve done this many times before,” Ms. Dawood, said of a briefing for passengers, in an interview with New York Times. York Times.
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 04:00
Friend of late OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush warns Titan needs more testing after 2019 dive
Karl Stanley, the owner of a diving expedition company in Honduras and a close friend of Mr. Rush, did the tour aboard the Titan off the coast of the Bahamas in 2019. The New York Times first report. In emails obtained by Insiders About an alleged exchange between two deep-sea enthusiasts, Mr. Stanley told Mr. Rush that he heard a loud cracking sound while diving at a depth of 12,000 feet.
“I think the hull has a defect near that flange, that will only get worse. The only question on my mind is whether or not it will fail miserably,” Stanley wrote in a forewarned email, years before the Titan’s catastrophic explosion that killed all five passengers.
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 03:00
Key Titanic Rescue Team Leader Dodges Question About OceanGate
Since giant The submersible exploded, killing five people on board, a harsh tourism topic that has been hotly debated online and by experts.
But when the CEO of Pelagic Research Services, the company that helped oversee the submersible’s recovery mission, was asked what he thought of the voyages OceanGate had made. Titanic ship, he claims that he has no strong opinion.
“I don’t necessarily have an opinion on that, there’s a strong investigation going on right now,” Edward Cassano said at a press conference last week.
Mr. Cassano helped lead the team from the Pelagic Research Service, who used their remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to find debris from the submersible last week.
Ariana Baio July 6, 2023 02:00
OceanGate employees fear CEO might ‘kill himself and others to raise his ego’ with Titanic submarine
A former OceanGate employee wrote in a 2018 email obtained by New Yorkers.
Andrea BlancoJuly 6, 2023 01:00