James Cameron Blamed The Titanic Submersible Implosion On The Captain, Stockton Rush

June 23, 2023 / Posted by:

There’s been lots of blame going around over the deaths of five people aboard the OceanGate submersible that was reported missing during a voyage to see the submerged wreck of the Titanic. And people haven’t been shy about placing blame and wondering why anyone would want to board a tiny death trap of a vessel just to catch glimpses of a rusty crusty Titanic through a little window. But filmmaker/ocean explorer/Titanic whisperer James Cameron says the real person at fault here is the sub’s captain, Stockton Rush, who doubles as the CEO of OceanGate.

After debris from the vessel was spotted on the ocean floor about 1,600 feet from the Titanic, OceanGate and the Coast Guard confirmed the submarine imploded, instantly killing all passengers on board. ABC News says that according to James, OceanGate was written to many times by members of the deep-submergence engineering community, informing that what they were doing was “too experimental to carry passengers” and “needed to be certified.”

James spilled his thoughts on Thursday during an interview with ABC News after being asked how he felt about another tragedy being tied to the Titanic, as reported by TMZ:

James says … “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.”

In short, James is blaming the tragedy on OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush .. who piloted the Titan submersible on the ill-fated mission.

James is considered a bit of an expert in this field … in addition to winning Oscars for “Titanic,” he also made 33 dives to the bottom of the Atlantic to see the shipwreck up close.

James also went on to tell CNN to do the “I fucking knew it!” routine, explaining that after hearing the news of the vessel’s disappearance on Monday morning, he gathered info from the close-knit submarine community, which led him to believe the passengers were already dead from implosion and that the search for them was “futile.” Here’s his account via The Daily Beast:

“I got on the horn again with some other people, tracked down some intel that was probably of a military origin, although it could have been research—because there are hydrophones all over the Atlantic—and got confirmation that there was some kind of loud noise consistent with an implosion event,” the director continued.

“That seemed to me enough confirmation. I let all of my inner circle of people know that we had lost our comrades. And I encouraged everybody to raise a glass in their honor on Monday.”

Cameron said he received the information from “credible sources” and “I took that as a factor…I couldn’t think of any other scenario in which a sub would be lost where it lost comms and navigation at the same time, and stayed out of touch and did not surface.”

James Cameron might know more about this lost sub than the people who actually went looking for them. Screw the ten million Avatar sequels! I need him to make a docuseries on this mess!

Pic: INSTARImages

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