© 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Step back to 1960 when Trieste, the first and only manned vessel, reached the deepest known part of the ocean called Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench near Guam. No other vessel has ever managed to reach this depth of near 36,000 feet. In an announcement this week, Triton Submarines hopes to be the next to reach this great depth in a newly designed submersible. More information: www.race2innerspace.com/ Citation: New Triton submarine in race to reach ocean bottom (2011, April 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-triton-submarine-ocean-bottom.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.