Boeing Engineers Warned OceanGate About Submarine Design Flaws Before Implosion

Documents and expert testimonies have allegedly surfaced revealing significant concerns raised by engineers involved in the design of OceanGate’s Titan submarine. The revelations come after a catastrophic incident that resulted in the implosion of the submarine, designed to explore the Titanic wreck at depths of nearly 4,000 meters.

On June 18, 2023, OceanGate’s Titan submersible embarked on a mission to explore the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, located approximately 12,500 feet below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean. Tragically, the submersible lost contact with its support vessel less than two hours into its descent. After an extensive search and rescue operation, debris from the Titan was found near the Titanic wreck site, confirming that the submersible had suffered a catastrophic implosion, resulting in the loss of all five individuals on board, including Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate.

A strain chart allegedly sent by one of the Boeing engineers, hired initially for the structural design of OceanGate’s carbon fiber submarine, has been brought to light. The chart shows critical strain points and includes a skull and crossbones icon at the depth of the Titanic wreck, indicating a severe risk of failure. This chart and the associated data underscore the dangers that were present in the Titan’s design.

Daniel Feldman, an independent researcher and a security engineer, shared this chart on social media, highlighting its dire warnings. Feldman posted, “One of them sent an email with this strain chart to Stockton Rush, the CEO. Note the ☠️.”

The strain chart and additional documentation indicate that the engineers, despite their warnings, were unhappy with OceanGate’s approach to manufacturing and testing. Feldman further elaborated, “Although like I said, they were very clear that the submarine was not going to be safe.”

Feldman added a pointed remark about the collaborative efforts, quoting Stockton Rush: “We collaborated with engineers at Boeing and NASA.” The response from these engineers was allegedly starkly different: “They paid us, and we said it was going to implode and kill everyone.”

In a parallel to the warnings issued before the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Feldman shared a historical slide used by engineers to dissuade NASA from launching the Challenger in cold weather. This slide similarly featured warnings of potential failure, yet the mission proceeded with tragic results. Feldman commented, “Imagine if they had added a skull and crossbones.”

The pressure at the depth of the Titanic, approximately 6,000 PSI, was highlighted as a critical factor in the Titan’s risk of failure. Feldman noted, “Pressure at Titanic’s depth is roughly 6000 PSI, putting it just into the ‘At Risk’ skull and crossbones zone.”


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