James Cameron, who made the movie “Titanic,” seems to blame OceanGate CEO for the terrible loss of life on the Titan submarine.
In an interview with ABC News, the famous director talked about the terrible news. “People in the community were very concerned about this sub,” Cameron said.
The Titanic director talked about how silly it was that the famous passenger ship and the company, the submarine, had a lot in common.
“A number of the top players in the deep submergence engineering community even wrote letters to the company, saying that what they were doing was too experimental to carry passengers and that it needed to be certified. I’m struck by the similarity of the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned about ice ahead of his ship, and yet he steamed at full speed into an ice field on a moonless night, and many people died as a result,” he said.
“For us, it’s a very similar tragedy where warnings went unheeded. To take place at the same site with all the diving that’s going on all around the world. It’s really quite surreal.”
The 68-year-old is also sad about the death of his friend, the Titanic expert Paul-Henri “PH” Nargeolet, who was on the lost sub.
“PH, the French legendary submersible dive pilot was a friend of mine,” Cameron said. “You know, it’s a very small community. I’ve known PH for 25 years, and for him to have died tragically in this way is almost impossible for me to process.”