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OceanGate & Global Diving Sign Strategic Agreement

OceanGate Inc., supplier of manned submersibles says it has made a strategic agreement with Global Diving & Salvage Inc., provider of marine construction & offshore support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder. Under the agreement, both companies will pursue new sales opportunities by endorsing and utilizing each other's services and products. Global Diving & Salvage will be OceanGate's exclusive manned diving and salvage partner, and OceanGate will be the sole supplier to Global Diving & Salvage of manned submersible solutions.

OceanGate Developing Manned Submersible With University of Washington

OceanGate Inc., (OGI) a global provider of deepsea manned submersible solutions, has announced a collaboration with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab (APL-UW) on Project Cyclops, a new 3,000-meter manned submersible which will usher in a new era of increased access to the deep ocean for commercial exploration and research ventures. Scheduled to debut in 2015, Cyclops will allow up to five engineers, scientists or explorers to travel up to 3,000 meters below the surface for a myriad of tasks and operations, ranging from scientific study to oil and gas exploration and supervision

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Manned Submersible to Hunt Invasive Florida Lionfish

OceanGate Inc. to host a 3-day event to promote awareness and gauge impact of Lionfish on ocean habitat and economy. The global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, OceanGate, is helping to raise awareness of the widespread invasion of lionfish, a non-native predator known for its venomous spines and increased numbers in the waters of Florida, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. From June 27 to 29, 2013, the five-person manned submersible Antipodes will take scientists on a series of dives off the Florida coast to study the growing lionfish population. The goal of the three days of

Rear Admiral Lockwood Joins OceanGate Board

OceanGate Inc., (OGI) a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, announced the addition of retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. John Lockwood to the company’s Board of Directors. Lockwood brings more than 40 years of maritime expertise to OGI, including extensive work around issues of national defense, homeland security, expertise on safety and regulatory issues surrounding offshore operations and international diplomacy. The addition of Lockwood will aid OceanGate’s expansion into a diverse set of emerging markets, including offshore oil and gas, “idle iron

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Submersible Cyclops : Hull Design "Revolutionary"

OceanGate Inc. announced the completion of the initial carbon fiber hull design and feasibility study for its next generation manned submersible – Cyclops. Under a contract issued to Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), OceanGate, the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) and Boeing have validated the basic hull design for a submersible vehicle able to reach depths of 3,000 meters. With its large 180-degree borosilicate glass dome, the new vehicle will offer clients a chance to examine the environment, collect samples, and deploy technology in subsea

Cutaway view of Cyclops 2 showing the main components of the pressure vessel and external fairing (Photo: OceanGate)

Manned Submersible Built to Explore Titanic Shipwreck

The titanium and carbon fiber wound pressure vessel for a new deep sea manned submersibles has been constructed in preparation for the first human exploration of the Titanic shipwreck since 2005.   Once completed Cyclops 2 will be the latest addition to the fleet of OceanGate, Inc., capable of reaching more than 50 percent of the ocean to increase human exploration of the undersea world.   “Construction of Cyclops 2 is a significant step in advancing human exploration of the ocean. When completed, it will be the only privately owned submersible in the world that can take five

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OceanGate Names McCurdy Chief Operating Officer

OceanGate Inc. (OGI), a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, has named Seattle native Neil McCurdy as chief operating officer. In his role as COO, McCurdy will be responsible for administering OceanGate’s corporate strategy and coordinating operations and sales programs to reduce costs and increase profitability. In addition, managing the production and roll out of OceanGate’s next-generation submersible, the 3,000 meter Cyclops, will be among McCurdy’s chief responsibilities. His 15-plus years of expertise in developing and managing high-performance worldwide

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OceanGate Announced Two New Hires

OceanGate Inc., which provides underwater manned submersible services for industry, research and exploration, has hired two team members as it expands to do more deep sea expeditions and build a fleet of manned submersibles, announced the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Stockton Rush.   David Lochridge joins OceanGate as Director of Marine Operations with a diverse 25-year career in marine operations around the world as a manned submersible pilot, commercial diver, ROV pilot and marine engineer. Lochridge is responsible for ensuring the safety of all crew and clients during submersible

Under a contract issued to Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), OceanGate, the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) and Boeing have validated the basic hull design for a submersible vehicle able to reach depths of 3,000m.

Cyclops: A Revolutionary Hull Design

OceanGate Inc. announced the completion of the initial carbon fiber hull design and feasibility study for its next generation manned submersible – Cyclops. Under a contract issued to Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), OceanGate, the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) and Boeing have validated the basic hull design for a submersible vehicle able to reach depths of 3,000m. With its large 180-degree borosilicate glass dome, the new vehicle will offer a chance to examine the environment, collect samples, and deploy technology in subsea settings in person

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MTR100: OceanGate, Inc.

OceanGate Inc. provides subsea manned submersible services for industry, research and exploration. Its five-man submersibles are geared for site survey and inspection, research and data collection, film and media production, and as deep sea testing platform for hardware and software. Since 2009, OceanGate has served the marine subsea market with manned submersible solutions developed from innovations in engineering, material science and technology. The company’s fleet of untethered, self-contained manned submersibles enables teams of experts to collaborate at depths of 500 meters while performing

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OceanGate Submersible Refit Part of 3,000m Deep Project

OceanGate Inc., a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial, research and military applications, say they have started on a comprehensive refit of the 'Lula 500' submersible to transform the vessel into a fully functional 'Cyclops' prototype with depth capabilities to 500 meters. The renamed Cyclops 500 will function as a test platform for software, technology and equipment to be deployed on the 3,000-meter Cyclops submersible, scheduled for launch in 2016. OceanGate’s Cyclops program was developed to meet increased demand from government and commercial clients worldwide.

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Expedition to Capture First 4K Images of the Titanic

A manned submersible set to survey the RMS Titanic wreck site this summer will be equipped with a range of high-tech underwater imaging equipment that will capture the first ever 4K images of the historic shipwreck. Starting in June 2018, manned submersible services provider OceanGate Inc. will lead a group of scientists, content experts and mission specialists to explore and survey the wreck site in a series of week-long missions from St. John’s, Newfoundland. For the mission, OceanGate's manned submersible Cyclops 2 will be equipped with cameras and lights from Canadian firm SubC Imaging

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Titanic Survey Personnel to Receive Helicopter Safety Training

The expedition team due to survey the Titanic shipwreck in a few months’ time will receive helicopter safety training before diving down to the historic shipwreck this summer.   The group leading the 2018 Titanic Survey Expedition, manned-submersible services provider OceanGate Inc., said Falck Safety Services Canada will provide Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) for the expedition crew, mission specialists and content experts who will fly about 400 miles due south from St. John’s, Newfoundland to rendezvous with the dive support ship at sea in June.   In preparation

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iXblue Equips Manned Submersible for Titanic Mission

OceanGate, Inc., a provider of manned submersible services, and iXblue, a global company that provides innovative solutions for navigation, positioning and underwater imaging, are combining forces to conduct the first manned submersible expedition to the wreck of the RMS Titanic since 2005.iXblue’s Phins 6000 inertial navigation system and Posidonia USBL positioning system will both be used for the accurate and reliable navigation and positioning of OceanGate’s Titan, the newest addition to the company’s fleet of deep sea manned submersibles and the first privately-owned manned

Deep-sea Submersible 'Lula': Photo credit OceanGate

Deep-sea Submersible Purchase by OceanGate

OceanGate Inc., provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, buys 3-person, diesel-electric submersible 'Lula'f rom Portugal's Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation. The submarine, which can operate at a depth of 500 meters (1,640 feet), was purchased to meet the increased demand for manned submersibles in commercial applications focused on biological and environmental surveys, monitoring, and inspection. Having conducted hundreds of dives during her 10-year operating history, Lula will expand OceanGate's ability to meet growing industry client demands, helping fulfill contracts for the University

OceanGate Acquires Deep-Sea Submersible

Global Submersible Solutions Provider Acquires Additional Deep-Sea Submersible; Acquisition to Meet Growing Market Demands in Commercial and Research Sectors.   OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, announced today the acquisition of the three-person, diesel-electric submersible Lula from Portugal's Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation. The submarine, which can operate at a depth of 500 meters (1,640 feet), was purchased to meet the increased demand for manned submersibles in commercial applications focused on biological and environmental surveys, monitoring

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OceanGate Begins Building a New 5-man Sub

Manned submersible operator OceanGate Inc. said it has started building Cyclops 2, an all-new privately owned sub capable of taking five people to depths of 4,000 meters – or approximately two and half miles deep – for human exploration of more than 50 percent of the ocean depths.   Having been in development for several years, with initial design and engineering beginning in 2013, Cyclops 2 has now entered the construction phase with an order for two titanium hemispheres and two matching titanium to carbon fiber interface rings from fabricator of reactive metals Titanium Fabrication

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