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What happened about that sub that imploded?

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hollyhola · 28/01/2024 08:13

Did anyone get arrested or were there any implications from the deaths of all the people on board?

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CheeseWisely · 28/01/2024 08:17

The company owner and founder was onboard and died too, so who would they arrest? From what I've read he was the primary decision maker and plenty of experienced people in the deep sea exploration had warned him.

Ponoka7 · 28/01/2024 08:19

They were considering negligent homicide or manslaughter charges. Because they were in international waters and it was a small vessel, it's legally complex.

Ponoka7 · 28/01/2024 08:21

CheeseWisely · 28/01/2024 08:17

The company owner and founder was onboard and died too, so who would they arrest? From what I've read he was the primary decision maker and plenty of experienced people in the deep sea exploration had warned him.

They would be going after the company, OceanGate.

IAmAnIdiot123 · 28/01/2024 08:22

They died by their own stupidity. I'm pretty thick but even I know getting into a little can piloted by a knock off PlayStation controller to go and see the deep depths of the ocean is a bad idea.

HappiestSleeping · 28/01/2024 08:30

As per above. The CEO and co-founder designed a submarine against all conventional wisdom, with poor production techniques and against the advice of many of his own employees and also industry experts.

He paid the price for his irresponsible attitude, but unfortunately took a load of other people with him.

There isn't anyone left to sue, and the company have suspended operations. I daresay there will be some lawsuit as it is the USA, but if there is no money, and the accountable person is deceased, I can't see it being much other than a paper exercise.

It's a shame all around. Apart from the people who lost their lives, some of his ideas may have had merit had they been researched and tested properly. It all gets overshadowed by the amazing stupidity of it all though.

Zampa · 28/01/2024 08:38

There was an interesting investigation piece in The Sunday Times on Christmas Eve.

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/7cf05998-166b-4d9b-a51c-c6f14dc7b16b?shareToken=679f5db9cbe1bab4bfa770f18b3ad7e3

WonkyBricks · 28/01/2024 13:40

I was wondering about this a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for sharing that article @Zampa it's really interesting!

NamelessNancy · 28/01/2024 13:56

Hubris.

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