OceanGate http://kplu.org en Seattle Co. Partners with UW to Build One-of-a-Kind Submarine http://kplu.org/post/seattle-co-partners-uw-build-one-kind-submarine <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A commercial submarine operator is teaming up with the University of Washington to build a new manned deep-sea sub. The five-passenger mini-sub could be available for charter by oil companies or researchers beginning in 2016.</span></p><p>Seattle-based OceanGate Inc. currently operates two small submarines for hire. It sees a market for deeper diving manned submersibles. To that end, the small company has partnered with the University of Washington and Boeing to design a stubby, bullet-shaped mini-sub with a 180-degree viewing dome in its nose.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:13:53 +0000 Tom Banse 10413 at http://kplu.org Seattle Co. Partners with UW to Build One-of-a-Kind Submarine