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Ohio billionaire, Larry Connor, plans to take $20M submersible to Titanic site to prove industry’s safer a year after OceanGate implosion.



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Nearly one year after the OceanGate Titan submersible disaster gripped the world, another ambitious businessman is looking to make the same trip.

Real estate investor, Larry Connor, is planning to take a deep-sea submersible to Titanic depths to prove the industry is safer in the wake of the doomed OceanGate vessel that imploded last year.

Larry said he and Triton Submarines co-founder Patrick Lahey will plunge more than 12,400 feet (2.3 miles) to the shipwreck site in a two-person submersible.

“I want to show people worldwide that while the ocean is extremely powerful, it can be wonderful and enjoyable and really kind of life-changing if you go about it the right way,” Connor told the Wall Street Journal.

Lahey has designed a $20 million vessel dubbed the Triton 4000/2 Abyssal Explorer, which Connor said can carry out the voyage repeatedly.”

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