Titanic mission under scrutiny: James Cameron voices regulatory concerns

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Left: James Cameron. Right: OceanGate’s Titan submersible mission

AUSTRALIA, June 10: Renowned filmmaker James Cameron has voiced his concerns regarding OceanGate’s submersible mission to the Titanic wreck site, nearly a year after a tragic incident claimed five lives during the Titan implosion. In an interview with “60 Minutes Australia,” Cameron, who has extensive experience with over 30 dives to the Titanic wreck, criticized the mission for allegedly breaking regulations.

Cameron highlighted the absence of proper classification and legal authorization for carrying passengers, questioning the legitimacy of the mission. He expressed disappointment over the search efforts following the implosion, citing a lack of disclosure and transparency from the authorities, including the U.S. Coast Guard.

Referring to the tragic incident, Cameron revealed that reliable sources had confirmed an implosion near the Titanic wreck site hours after the sub’s departure. He criticized the delayed acknowledgment of the event, emphasizing the distress it caused to the families of the victims.

While acknowledging the challenges of underwater exploration, Cameron emphasized the importance of ensuring safety protocols and ethical practices. He expressed optimism about future exploration endeavors but stressed the need for accountability and adherence to safety standards.

Cameron concluded by expressing his willingness to return to the Titanic wreck site, using his own submersible, to demonstrate that safe exploration is possible when conducted correctly

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