Movie director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron expressed regret in an interview for not speaking up about the design of OceanGate’s destroyed Titan submersible.

Cameron, known for directing the film “Titanic,” had doubts about the use of composite carbon fiber and titanium in the submersible’s hull.

“I thought it was a terrible idea. I wish I had voiced my concerns, but I assumed that someone smarter than me would have considered it, even though I hadn’t worked with that technology. It just didn’t seem right,” Cameron told Reuters.

He also mentioned that the industry standard for hulls is to use continuous materials like titanium, steel, ceramic, or acrylic. Cameron echoed concerns from critics who believed that the materials used in the Titan’s hull could potentially fail over time due to delamination and water ingress, according to Reuters.

‘TITANIC’ DIRECTOR JAMES CAMERON SPEAKS UP ABOUT OCEANGATE DISASTER

Director James Cameron

James Cameron attends the 21st Annual Visual Effects Society Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Feb. 15, 2023. Cameron is now speaking out in the wake of the Titan disaster.
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“We support innovation, right? However, it’s not advisable to use an experimental vehicle for paying passengers who aren’t deep ocean engineers,” Cameron stated.

Cameron also mentioned that he knew the Titan was lost on the first day it was reported missing, according to Reuters.

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