Missing submersible rises safety questions for adventure tourism

Saturday, June 24, 2023


It proved to be a disturbing year for the adventure tourism sector, which presents high-risk travel to
clienteles well-off sufficiently to pay for, comprising rocket journeys into space, hikes to lofty mountain
peaks and journeys to the ocean bottom.

Seventeen people perished this year trying to climb Mount Everest in Nepal, with more needing salvage.

Currently, an enormous hunt is in progress in the North Atlantic for a submersible with four travelers and a crew member on an expedition to get a sight of the Titanic wreckage.

Critics are of the opinion that this developing segment of the travel sector has largely evaded government
oversight, in spite of accounts of mishaps and mortalities. For those paying to go for trips with an attendant or an adventure travel business, it frequently lies with the consumer to stay wary.

Alain Grenier, learning high-risk travel at the University of Quebec in Montreal said that if controlled, there lies the risk of killing the sense of adventure; hence, no directive was taken.

The Titan, the small submersible functioned by OceanGate, a Washington state-based firm, offers expeditions chiefly in global waters, which means that the experimental submersible evaded majority of the U.S. protection guidelines.

In an interview with Smithsonian magazine in 2019, Stockton Rush, the founder and the CEO of OceanGate, who is at present missing on board the Titan, criticized the government instructions.

Rush said that there has not been any damage in the commercial sub sector in more than 35 years. It is
safe, since they have all these guidelines. However, it has also not modernized or full-fledged, just because they have all these guidelines.

Share On:

« Back to Page

Related Posts



Subscribe to our Newsletters

I want to receive travel news and trade event update from Travel And Tour World. I have read Travel And Tour World'sPrivacy Notice.

Jan 05
January 5, 2024 - January 7, 2024
Jan 18
January 18, 2024 - January 21, 2024
Jan 24
January 24, 2024 - January 28, 2024
Jan 25
January 25, 2024 - January 28, 2024