OceanGate Expeditions Announces Medical Team for Inaugural Titanic Survey Expedition

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Crewed submersible exploration company assembles seasoned team of expeditionary and emergency physicians to support efforts to document the important maritime heritage site.

OceanGate Expeditions Titanic Survey Expedition 2021 Medical Team

OceanGate Expeditions Titanic Survey Expedition 2021 Medical Team

In recruiting our expedition medical team, we prioritized identifying medical professionals accustomed to working in austere situations like those faced in expeditionary environments. This veteran team of emergency physicians brings a wealth of experience to our Mission Specialists and crewmembers.

OCEANGATE EXPEDITIONS, the innovative crewed submersible exploration company, today announced it has brought together an impressive team of medical professionals to join the Titanic Survey Expedition 2021. The medical team will oversee the medical care for the entire crew throughout the expedition, including supervising the strict COVID-19 protocols OceanGate Expeditions has had in place since mid-2020.

OceanGate Expeditions Titanic Survey Expedition 2021 Medical Team:

  • Dr. Marc Y. Burdick, Chief of Emergency Services and Medical Director, Swedish Ballard Emergency Department, explorer, expedition physician and 20-year veteran diver.
  • Dr. Ann Jarris, Co-Founder & CEO, Discovery Health MD, maritime, remote, emergency, and wilderness medicine specialist.
  • Dr. Charles H. Abramson, Medical Director Emergency Department, Valley View Hospital, Aspen Valley Hospital, and Alpine Mobile Physicians.

“In recruiting our expedition medical team, we prioritized identifying medical professionals accustomed to working in austere and unpredictable situations like those faced in expeditionary environments. This veteran team of emergency physicians brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our Mission Specialists and crewmembers,” says Stockton Rush, President, OceanGate Expeditions. “We will continue to follow strict COVID-19 protocols that we used throughout two Fall 2020 expeditions with zero resulting COVID-19 cases. In addition, the expedition vessel, Horizon Arctic, has a medical center for onboard care,” says Rush.

“As a medical team, we are well-versed in planning for unexpected situations. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and comfort of our Mission Specialists and the entire expedition crew,” says Dr. Marc Burdick, Chief of Emergency Services and Medical Director, Swedish Ballard Emergency Department. “The Titanic Survey Expedition medical team and I have worked in some of the most remote and challenging places in the world aboard expeditionary vessels, emergency rooms, and in the maritime industry around the globe. I’ve been impressed with the commitment OceanGate Expeditions has made to ensuring the safety and health of every crewmember and to making an ongoing contribution to this effort,” continues Dr. Burdick.

Aspiring Mission Specialists interested in supporting the Titanic Survey Expedition should contact OceanGate Expeditions regarding availability, requirements, and qualifications. Additional details are available at http://www.oceangateexpeditions.com.

Media Inquiries | Lisa Dreher | lisa.dreher@oceangateexpeditions.com | +1 425-442-1301
Expedition Inquiries | Kyle Bingham | kyle.bingham@oceangateexpeditions.com | +1 425-595-6343
Investor Inquiries | Bob Shuman | robert.shuman@oceangatexpeditions.com | +1 425-595-5017
Business Inquiries | Bob Shuman | robert.shuman@oceangatexpeditions.com | +1 425-595-5017

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ABOUT OCEANGATE EXPEDITIONS
OceanGate Expeditions, Ltd is dedicated to direct human exploration of the undersea world. Not satisfied with scratching the surface of the ocean near the shoreline, OceanGate Expeditions charters manned submersibles to create expeditions at depths far deeper than can be reached with SCUBA. The organization conducts undersea expeditions to explore and document the 95% of the seafloor that man has never visited including iconic shipwrecks, hydrothermal vents, deep-sea canyons, and uncommon biological events around the world. These expeditions, to depths approaching 4,000 meters (13,123 feet), provide rare opportunities for citizen scientists to observe the mysteries of the deep sea and expand our understanding of our home, earth, the blue planet. Visit http://www.oceangateexpeditions.com.

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