Niagara Falls-raised filmmaker James Cameron calls Titan submersible implosion ‘extreme outlier’

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Published July 18, 2023 at 3:46 pm

Niagara Falls-raised filmmaker and deep-sea explorer James Cameron says the implosion of the Titan submersible that killed five people last month was an extreme outlier.

The Titanic director told reporters in Ottawa today that faulty engineering was to blame for the incident, which happened as the submersible was on its way to visit the site of the ship’s wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean.

Cameron was in the city for the opening of a new Royal Canadian Geographic Society exhibition about his own submersible, the Deepsea Challenger.

The Titan’s owners, OceanGate, have now ceased commercial and exploration operations.

Cameron also says he wouldn’t be surprised to see new regulatory efforts in response to what happened.

He says those regulations should be specific to vessels carrying passengers, and should be treated the same way as existing measures for boats or ships.

The Canadian Press

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