Billionaire and sea explorer set for another Titanic expedition

Billionaire and sea explorer set for another Titanic expedition

It has been almost a year since five people lost their lives in the Titan submersible tragedy.

Billionaire and sea explorer set for another Titanic expedition
The Connor Group

More than a hundred years ago, the world was shocked by the news of the sinking of a great ship, the Titanic.

Since then, the wreckage has laid beneath ocean waters and remained a mystery to many.

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That means that there has always been interest in the wreck, and some have tried their best to learn more about it by attempting to visit it.

In 2023, the world witnessed another great Titanic-related tragedy when five people made an attempt to dive down to the ship in a submarine.

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OceanGate, an underwater exploration company, created a submersible, that was going to take down British explorer Hamish Harding, French submarine expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani-British tycoon Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, and Stockton Rush, CEO of the sub's operator OceanGate Expeditions.

Unfortunately, all five lost their lives during the journey when the sub imploded.

The group were warned ahead of their expedition but paid no mind.

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Now another team has seemingly decided to throw caution to the wind as US luxury real estate billionaire Larry Connor and Patrick Lahey, co-founder of Triton Submarines, are planning the same trip.

According to the BBC: "A spokesman for Mr Connor’s company said on Tuesday that the proposed voyage would only take place once a vessel was fully certified by a marine organisation. There is no timeframe for the planned expedition."

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Connor and Lahey also recently completed three trips to the bottom of the deepest ocean depths in the Mariana Trench.

Now they're going to attempt something that has never been done before, for good reason.

While the duo might be very excited, the rest of the world is anxiously awaiting to see what happens.

Hopefully, the Titanic will not claim any more victims.

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