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Submarine company absolved itself of the accident by obtaining signatures from the passengers

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WASHINGTON: Submarine company Oceangate had passengers sign an indemnity agreement before going to see the wreck of the Titanic.
According to the World News Agency, experts say that the relatives can file a lawsuit against the company Ocean Gate despite obtaining a waiver of responsibility for the accident before the trip.

Legal experts also say that an accident liability waiver signed by Titan passengers cannot protect Oceangate’s owner from potential lawsuits by survivors.

A passenger who traveled on the submarine in July 2022 said that he had also signed an agreement to indemnify the company in case of any accidents before the trip, with only the possibility of death 3 times on the first page. It was mentioned.

Reuters could not independently confirm the terms of the Ocean Company’s waiver of liability for the accident.

Experts say that the waiver agreement is not hidden from liability for the accident and it is a normal matter, but the judge can reject the waiver agreement if there is evidence of serious negligence or risks in the case of a lawsuit by the family.

Oceangate’s Titan submarine went to the bottom of the ocean on June 18 to show the wreckage of the Titanic, but two hours later the submarine exploded due to low pressure, killing the company and 5 tourists on board.

Among these tourists were Pakistan’s prominent businessman Prince Dawood and his son Sulaiman. Two and a half million dollars were taken from each tourist for the trip to go up to 3 thousand 810 meters in the sea.

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