‘Titanic’ director James Cameron on ‘terrible irony’ of submarine tragedy
In a recent interview, acclaimed director James Cameron, who directed the 1997 movie "Titanic", revealed that he had correctly predicted the fate of the Titan submersible within 24 hours of its disappearance.
However, after learning about the loss of communication and tracking, he suspected an implosion event. Consulting with credible sources, including military and research contacts, he received confirmation of a loud noise consistent with an implosion.
Cameron, a prolific deep-sea explorer himself, initially missed the news as he was at sea. However, after learning about the loss of communication and tracking, he suspected an implosion event.
Cameron shared this information with his inner circle, believing that the crew members aboard the submersible had tragically lost their lives. The subsequent days were filled with speculation about the cause of the incident. Cameron was confident in his prediction and expressed his belief that the passengers might have heard the delamination process of the hull in their final moments.
During a press conference, the US Coast Guard confirmed that evidence near the wreck of the Titanic suggested a catastrophic implosion, resulting in the loss of all five individuals on board.
Cameron, who had an instinctual certainty about his prediction, criticised the submersible mission's operator, OceanGate, for their failure to adhere to safety procedures. He emphasised the importance of appropriate safety measures and mentioned his colleagues' past warnings to OceanGate regarding the experimental nature of their submersible.
Reflecting on the tragedy, Cameron drew a parallel with the Titanic disaster, where warnings about icebergs were disregarded. He expressed astonishment that a similar tragedy occurred at the same site, considering the extensive diving activities taking place worldwide.
Cameron, who piloted his own experimental craft on a record-breaking dive to the Mariana Trench, acknowledged that his vessel was not certified due to its scientific and solo nature. However, he stressed that he would never design a passenger vehicle without proper certification.