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Testing World's First Carbon Fiber Hulled Submarine to 13,123 Feet

OceanGate's Titan Submersible Engineering Tests in Bahamas.
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OceanGate contacted Francis to assist in a diver support role for their engineering validation tests to take place in the Bahamas, off of the coast of Great Abaco. We did several tests off a large support vessel using a 1200 lb rated mono-filament tuna fishing line connected to the submarine via a large hydraulic winch. We did an initial test to 1500 meters, then 2500 meters and finally to 4000 meters.