The Titanic Submersible Tragedy and its Legal Implications for the Adventure Tourism Industry

  • Avinash Ranjan
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  • Avinash Ranjan

    Student at Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, India

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The tragic loss of a submersible with passengers on board during a Titanic wreck expedition in 2023 raises critical legal and safety concerns for the adventure tourism industry. Owned by OceanGate Expeditions, the uncertified submersible's operation prompts questions about regulatory lapses in the United States and Canada, where the company is based. The enforceability of liability waivers signed by passengers is scrutinized, emphasizing that fundamental rights like the right to life cannot be waived by simple contracts. This incident sheds light on the importance of safety regulations, certification, and international standards in adventure tourism. It also underscores the need to rebuild public trust while prioritizing safety and cooperation within the industry.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 870 - 877


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