What is OceanGate?

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OceanGate, co-founded by Guillermo Söhnlein and Stockton Rush in 2009, embarked on a mission to revolutionize commercial submersibles. The company envisioned creating a small fleet of 5-person submersibles that could be leased by any organization or group, with the ultimate goal of opening the oceans to humanity. While Söhnlein departed from the company in 2013, Rush continued to lead OceanGate, driven by his lifelong passion for aviation, space, and undersea exploration.