Canadian Press scrutinizes MOU between Memorial Marine Institute, OceanGate


Reporters from the Canadian Press, as well as and , are scrutinizing an agreement between Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute and the controversial firm OceanGate. According to documents obtained by and the Canadian Press, Memorial and OceanGate reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in early 2023–prior to the implosion of the Titan submersible–that indicated Memorial would provide storage space for the submersible. Some experts have since critiqued the partnership, claiming that Memorial’s participation could have potentially lent legitimacy to OceanGate. In a comment for the Canadian Press, a Memorial spokesperson said that the MOU was a non-binding, general agreement, rather than a formal partnership, and that there were no plans for staff or students to ever board the Titan.

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