Titanic director James Cameron: '
OceanGate were warned'
James Cameron, renowned Hollywood film director and director of the movie Titanic, expressed his deep connection to the loss of the Titan submersible during an interview with the BBC.
Cameron, who has completed 33 dives to the wreck of the Titanic, learned about the sub's disappearance a day after it went missing.
Upon hearing that the sub had lost its navigation, communication, and tracking capabilities simultaneously, he immediately suspected a disastrous event.
The US Navy later reported detecting "an acoustic anomaly consistent with an implosion" shortly after the sub lost contact.
Cameron, who had contacts in the deep submersible community, quickly deduced the gravity of the situation.
He expressed a sense of irony in the loss of the Titan, comparing it to the tragic fate of the Titanic itself in 1912.
Cameron also highlighted warnings given to OceanGate, the tourism firm associated with the submersible, by both the Marine Technology Society and a former employee about potential safety issues.