My Posts

Another Titanic Trip by a Billionaire?! Lesson Not Learned!

By Orgesta Tolaj


29 May 2024

billionaire titanic trip

© The Connor Group / YouTube

The Titanic remains one of the most infamous maritime disasters in history, with its tragic sinking still capturing the imaginations of people around the world.

The idea of exploring the wreckage of the Titanic has always been both thrilling and eerie, sparking the curiosity of many individuals. We definitely saw this curiosity of the last billionaire submarine that visited the crash site. But, we all know what happened afterward. So, why is this billionaire planning another Titanic trip?

Billionaire Planning a New Titanic Trip

Ohio billionaire Larry Connor, along with Triton Submarines co-founder Patrick Lahey, plans to descend over 12,400 feet to the Titanic wreck site in a two-person submersible. Their goal is to demonstrate the safety of the industry following the OceanGate vessel’s collapse last year. Connor aims to showcase the ocean’s wonders and potential for life-changing experiences when approached with caution and respect.

billionaire titanic trip
© The Connor Group / YouTube

Lahey has developed the Triton 4000/2 Abyssal Explorer, a $20 million vessel capable of repeated voyages, according to Connor. He stated that Lahey had been conceptualizing and designing it for over ten years. However, he lacked the necessary materials and technology until now. Despite the tragic implosion of the Titan submersible last June, resulting in the loss of all five occupants, including OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, the duo aims to demonstrate that the journey can be completed safely.

The Previous Disaster

On June 18, the Titan submersible experienced a “catastrophic implosion,” resulting in the tragic deaths of all five passengers onboard. The passengers included OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Suleman.

billionaire titanic trip
© OceanGate / Facebook

Following the tragedy, Connor reached out to Lahey and urged him to construct a new, improved submersible capable of safely and repeatedly diving to Titanic-level depths. Connor emphasized the importance of demonstrating to the world that such dives could be conducted safely. He referred to the Titan submersible as a “contraption.

previous disaster
© Becky Kagan Schott / OceanGate Expeditions

Lahey, among critics in the deep-sea adventure industry, questioned OceanGate’s safety standards, labeling Rush’s approach as “quite predatory.” The timing of Lahey and Connor’s voyage remains uncertain at present.

What do you think? Would you ever join this billionaire’s Titanic trip? What do you think can be discovered in the crash site?

You might also want to read: Titanic Door That Saved Rose Is Sold for $718,750 in Auction

Orgesta Tolaj

Your favorite introvert who is buzzing around the Hive like a busy bee!