Titanic partnership
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Marine Institute is partnering with OceanGate Expeditions, the company that surveys the Titanic using a five-person submersible capable of diving to depths of up to 4,000 metres.Stockton Rush and Titan submersible

The partnership provides opportunities for student internships to support OceanGate’s expeditions to the famous 1912 shipwreck.

“The plan is to offer a student internship on the expedition. We would like to host one or two cadets per cycle. Cadets can get hands-on experience by helping with submersible maintenance and operations. There’s always a lot going on whether we’re diving or preparing to dive,” said Stockton Rush, who is chief submersible pilot, founder and CEO of OceanGate Expeditions based in Everett, WA.Titanic bow

Exploration support

The partners will also work together to promote ocean literacy, technology, exploration and the blue economy.

“Our partnership with OceanGate expands the opportunities for our students to participate in ocean exploration and gain hands-on experience by supporting the pre-departure preparation and through on-shore and sea-based work-terms. These expeditions provide students with insight into both history and their own futures in the ocean technology field as they support the dive teams and OceanGate’s use of deep-sea technology,” said Dr. Angie Clarke, associate vice-president (Marine Institute) academic and student affairs.Titan launched from LARS

The Marine Institute will provide storage and workspace for the submersible, equipment and company personnel as they prepare for the third annual Titanic expedition beginning in May.

Learn more in the Gazette.