In an interview with ABC News, James Cameron – director of the famous movie Titanic – caused controversy because he compared the sinking of the ship that killed 5 people to the Titanic tragedy.
“I see the sinking of the ship as having a similarity to the tragedy of the Titanic, when the captain was constantly warned about the ice ahead of the ship but rushed at full speed into the ‘ice field’ on a moonless night and as a result many people killed,” Cameron told ABC News.
James Cameron repeatedly “exaggerated” the explosion of the Titan ship when he thought that this similarity was somewhat bizarre, amazing. “There’s never been a death at such depth, certainly no explosion before,” he said.
Director James Cameron and the two main actors of Titanic.
Amid the grief of the victim’s family because Rear Admiral John Mauger of the US Coast Guard confirmed that 5 people on board were killed by the catastrophic explosion, James Cameron’s statement was said to cause panic in the public.
“He made millions of dollars from the Titanic effect, so did the CEO of OceanGate (a service to rent a submersible to explore the wreck of the Titanic). The two were just trying to borrow this terrible event to make more money,” said one source. comment section.
Some people think that James Cameron should not be compared because it confuses public opinion and creates an unnecessary effect. Others say the Titanic director’s statement instills a fear of exploration in scuba divers. What is needed now is to pray for the victim and offer condolences to the family.
On June 23, Rear Admiral John Mauger of the US Coast Guard announced that the submersible carrying five people on its trip to the wreck of the Titanic suffered a catastrophic explosion.
Portrait of 5 people on a deadly submersible tour.
For the past 8 days, the rescue team has been actively searching, finally finding debris from the submarine believed to be from the exhaust pipe of the Titan. The location found is about 490 m from the wreck of the Titanic.
According to the New York Post, on the seabed there are two piles of debris in the area around the head of the Titanic. The discovered objects consist of “five different fragments” of material similar to that of the Titan ship.
With the Titan ship exploding into small pieces on the seabed, the possibility of finding the bodies of 5 passengers and bringing them back to the mainland is almost zero.