Press Releases

Construction of 4000 Meter Manned Submersible Begins with Order for Titanium Hemispheres and Carbon Fiber Cylindrical Hull

Manned submersible will reach over 50% of the ocean to increase human exploration of the undersea world.

Everett, WA, December 8, 2016 – OceanGate Inc., an operator of manned submersibles, has started the construction of the Cyclops 2 with an order for two titanium hemispheres and two matching titanium to carbon fiber interface rings...Read More ››

OceanGate Conducts the First Submersible Dives to the Legendary Andrea Doria Shipwreck in 20 Years

Expedition Team Begins Long-Term Study of the Wreck Using the Latest Sonar and Navigation Technology

EVERETT, WA — June 13, 2016 – Using its state-of-the-art manned submersible, OceanGate for the first time ever captured detailed close-up sonar images of the legendary Andrea Doria shipwreck. Read More ››

OceanGate installs iXBlue Inertial Navigation System on Cyclops™ Manned Submersible

Advanced Tool for Monitoring and Inspection Will Provide Direct Access to Subsea Environments

EVERETT, WA — March 1, 2016 – OceanGate and iXBlue, a global leader in navigation, positioning and imaging solutions, have formed a strategic partnership to expand the application and use of advanced marine navigation and sonar equipment to explore the world’s deep oceans. Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. Completes Launch and Recovery System for Manned Submersibles

EVERETT, WA – September 15, 2015 -- OceanGate, Inc., an operator of manned submersibles, successfully deployed its new mobile Launch and Recovery System (LARS) in the Gulf of Mexico during a two-week expedition to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. Launches New Manned Submersible, Cyclops

Advanced Tool for Monitoring and Inspection Will Provide Direct Access to Subsea Environments

SEATTLE, WA — March 5, 2015 – OceanGate Inc., a provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, announces the official launch of the revolutionary 5-person submersible, Cyclops 1, and its Eye On The Sanctuaries Tour. OceanGate will host a 2-day launch event, March 10-11, at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. and Teledyne BlueView Announce Collaborative Instrumentation Testing Agreement

At-depth In-situ Program Improves Productivity for Energy and Oceanographic Operations

SEATTLE, WA — September 17, 2014 – OceanGate Inc., a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial, research and military applications announced today the start of a collaborative in situ equipment testing program with partner Teledyne BlueView Inc. The collaboration will... Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. and Global Diving & Salvage Inc. Form Strategic Agreement

Agreement Broadens Solutions for Subsea Operations

SEATTLE, WA — May 28, 2014 – OceanGate Inc., a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial, research and military applications, announced a strategic agreement with Global Diving & Salvage Inc., a leading provider of marine construction and offshore support services in the United States and an internationally recognized marine casualty responder... Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. Transforms Lula 500-meter Submersible to Cyclops 1 Prototype

Prototype Aims to Revolutionize Submersible Operations

SEATTLE, WA — February 13, 2014 — OceanGate Inc., a global provider of manned submersible solutions for commercial, research and military applications, announced today the start of a comprehensive refit of the Lula 500 submersible to transform the vessel into a... Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. Names Neil McCurdy as Chief Operating Officer

Marine Industry Executive Brings International Sales Experience to Accelerate Growth

SEATTLE, WA – November 5, 2013 — 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... Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. Dives On Oil Platform For Black Elk Energy

Manned Submersible Inspects Marine Life to Study Rigs to Reefs Program and Completes Record-Setting Series of Dives

SEATTLE, WA – October 23, 2013 — OceanGate Inc. (OGI), a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, has completed a series of dives in the Gulf of Mexico to observe the ecological impact of decommissioned oil platforms... Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. Announces Revolutionary Hull Design For Subsea Manned Submersible

Boeing Research & Technology, University of Washington complete design feasibility study for Pressure Vessel

SEATTLE, WA – August 21, 2013 — OceanGate Inc., a global provider of manned submersible solutions for research and commercial applications, has announced the completion of the initial carbon fiber hull design and feasibility study for its next generation manned submersible – Cyclops. Read More ››

OceanGate Adds Rear Admiral John Lockwood to Board of Directors

Retired Coast Guard Officer Brings 40 Years of Technical and Safety Expertise to Leading Manned Submersible Provider

Seattle, WA – August 6, 2013 – OceanGate Inc., (OGI) a global provider of deepsea manned submersible solutions, announced today 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... Read More ››

Manned Submersible Takes Scientists to Discover Lionfish’s Deep Impact

OceanGate Inc. Gives Top-Tier Researchers Unprecedented Look at Invasive Predator’s Overwhelming Populations Below Diver Depths

SEATTLE, WA – July 31, 2013 – OceanGate Inc. (OGI), a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, embarked on a series of dives off the coast of South Florida in the five-person vessel, Antipodes in an effort to gauge how large the invasive lionfish problem has become below diver depths. What scientists found was discouraging. Read More ››

Manned Submersible on the Hunt for Invasive Lionfish

OceanGate Inc. Hosts Three-Day Event to Promote Awareness and Gauge Impact of Lionfish on Ocean Habitat and Economy

SEATTLE, WA — June 18, 2013 — OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, 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... Read More ››

OceanGate Developing Revolutionary 3000-Meter Manned Submersible With University of Washington

University’s Applied Physics Lab to Help Design and Develop Groundbreaking New Vessel Aimed at Expanding Oceanic Commercial Exploration and Research

SEATTLE, WA — May 7, 2013 — OceanGate Inc., (OGI) a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, has announced a collaboration with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab (APL-UW) on Project Cyclops, a revolutionary new 3000-meter manned submersible which will usher in a new era of increased access to the deep ocean for commercial exploration and research ventures.. Read More ››

Leader in Deep-Sea Exploration Uncovers WWII-Era Aircraft off Coast of Florida

OceanGate Inc. discovers Grumman F6F Hellcat off the coast of Miami using manned submersible, 2D and 3D sonar technologies

MIAMI, Florida — November 27, 2012 — OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, announced today the discovery of a World War II-era Grumman F6F Hellcat plane off the coast of Miami Beach. The plane was discovered during one of an ongoing series of dives in which OceanGate has been using its Teledyne BlueView high-frequency sonar and high-definition photo and video equipment to gather data pertaining to the artificial reefs in Miami-Dade County waters. Recognizing the potential historical and military significance of the find, OceanGate contacted officials at both the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Navy, who identified the wreck as a Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft. Read More ››

OceanGate Inc. Expands Board of Directors with Two Key Appointments

Veteran Entrepreneur and Technology Executives Bring Expertise to Board

SEATTLE, WA - July 24, 2012 - OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, recently appointed Geoffrey Barker and Lee Thompson to serve on the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.

"We are pleased to welcome Geof and Lee to our board," said Stockton Rush, Chairman and CEO. "Each new director brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in their respective industries. Their combined business, technical and financial experience will prove valuable as we expand OceanGate's business into the commercial and government sectors. In addition, both will be a tremendous asset as we grow and evaluate strategic opportunities." Read More ››

Local Explorers Find Historic Shipwreck in Seattle's Elliott Bay

SEATTLE, WA – Using a five passenger submarine and a remotely operated vehicle, a team of local explorers has discovered a historic Mosquito Fleet Steamer in Elliott Bay near Alki Point that they believe is the SS Dix, which sank in 1906 and has not been seen since. After 104 years, the sinking of the Dix is still considered the worst maritime disaster in Puget Sound.

On November 18, 1906, the Dix was underway from Seattle to Port Blakely on Bainbridge Island with 77 passengers and crew when she struck the three-masted schooner Jeanie one mile west of Duwamish Head. The Dix sank within minutes with a loss of thirty-nine lives. Read More ››

First Detailed 3D Survey of 1901 Gold Rush "Ghost" Shipwreck Unveiled

Institute of Nautical Archaeology, OceanGate and BlueView Technologies Launch New Sonar Scanning System to Document Shipwrecks in Days

SEATTLE, WA – The first high-resolution, 3D digital model of a perfectly preserved, 100-year-old steamboat was unveiled today. Using a new sonar scanning system provided by BlueView Technologies and OceanGate, the survey, which would have taken years to complete using traditional underwater archaeology techniques, took only days.

Images of the A.J. Goddard, a famous sternwheeler “ghost shipwreck” from the Klondike Gold Rush, are the first 3D views of the frontier-era steamer that disappeared in a winter storm in October 1901. Only two members of the five-man crew survived. Goddard’s location remained a mystery for 107 years until it was discovered in 2008 by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) at the edge of Lake Laberge, in the subarctic wilderness of Canada’s Yukon. Read More ››