Titanic Director Issues Warning Over Submarines

(RepublicanDaily.org) – James Cameron, director of the historic cinematic blockbuster Titanic, issued a public plea about submersible submarine vessel travel following the loss of the Titan crew.

The Titan was a small submersible craft manufactured by Ocean Gate that went to explore the wreckage of the R.M.S. Titanic. Although the U.S. Coast Guard sought to retrieve the vessel, the small craft ran out of oxygen supply before it was found. The U.S. Coast Guard released a statement on June 22 that remains of the submersible had been found and the wreckage showed signs of a catastrophic implosion. As a result of the implosion, all five crew members died.

Cameron explained that it was risky business to take a tour of the R.M.S. Titanic wreckage in a small craft such as the Titan. The director stated that it was not like the AAA roadside assistance could come and retrieve a missing crew.

Hollywood legend Cameron is considered an expert on the subject of the Titanic. Since he created his famous film, Cameron has reportedly taken 33 dives to the site of the shipwreck. The filmmaker is also known for his voyage to the bottom of the sea when he toured Challenger’s Deep, the deepest known trench in the floor of the Pacific Ocean, in a submarine.

Cameron was quoted by The New York Times in 2012 speaking about his exploits in the deep. The film director made his voyage to the treacherous depths in a “mini-submarine” of his own design. Cameron called the terrain of the ocean floor “unforgiving.” Cameron had not directly commented on the wreckage and presumed death of the crew of the Titan at the time of this report.

The Titanic was lost in 1912 on its maiden voyage from the United Kingdom to the United States when it collided with an iceberg, capsized, and slipped beneath the waves in the North Atlantic.

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