OceanGate, company behind missing Titanic tourist sub, once subject of lawsuit over safety complaintsThe group was lucky and enjoyed an amazing view of the wreck, Loibl said, unlike visitors on other dives who only got to see a field of debris or in some cases nothing at all.
Some customers lost nonrefundable payments after bad weather made descent impossible.He described Rush as a tinkerer who tried to make do with what was available to carry out the dives, but in hindsight, he said, "it was a bit dubious.""I was a bit naive, looking back now," Loibl said. "It was a kamikaze operation."OceanGate, the company behind the submersible that went missing while visiting the wreckage of the Titanic, was once the subject of a massive lawsuit from an employee who alleged he was fired because he had raised safety concerns over how deep the vessel could descend.The OceanGate submersible carrying Rush, Nargeolet, a British adventurer and two members of a Pakistani business family disappeared Sunday after setting out for the wreckage of the famed ship, which struck an iceberg and sank in 1912, killing all but about 700 of the roughly 2,200 passengers and crew.Newly uncovered allegations suggest that significant safety warnings were made during development of the submersible, dubbed the Titan.The U.S.