James Cameron, the director responsible for the 1998 movie Titanic, revealed in a recent interview with the American CBS network that he visited the site with the wreckage of the ship that sank in 1912 more than 30 times. On Monday, the submarine that was ferrying tourists and researchers to see the remains of the Titanic disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean, between the coast of the United States and Canada.
“I feel very connected to the story [do Titanic], having dived 33 times on the wreck. The more you study, the more captivating you are with the history of the Titanic. I always say how fragile it is. “You think you get it until you get closer and see that the story is more complicated,” said the director.
In the conversation, he also commented on the items found on the sunken ship and their sales at auctions.
“This is where you get into a gray area. They need to fund these groups in some way. They need to fund their trips around the world, show them. I think when you sell them and they go somewhere special and they don’t come back any more when you see these spectacles, you think: “Who was this person? What have they tried? It connects you to the story,” he said.
The disappearance of the submarine
The submarine that was carrying tourists and researchers to see the remains of the Titanic, which sank in 1912, disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean between the coasts of the United States and Canada, on Monday 19. And the ship, which belongs to the OceanGate Expeditions Company, makes frequent trips to the wreck site. Each ticket can cost up to US$250,000 (R$1.2 million). Rescue teams from both countries are searching for the submarine.
With five people on board, on Sunday afternoon, the 18th, when it was due to return to the mainland. It has an autonomy of 96 hours (four days) under water and lost contact with the continent when it was submerged for 1 hour 45. Given this information, in theory, the deadline to find the submarine before the air on board runs out is Thursday, the 22nd. Sun The passenger is British billionaire Hamish Harding.
Canadian and American ships and aircraft are participating in the search, confined to an area of 1,400 kilometers off the coast of Massachusetts and at a depth of nearly 4,000 meters. The search includes two C130s, two American and one Canadian, and a Canadian P8 submarine.
Searches are carried out both underwater, with sonar and sonar buoys on board the exploration vessel, and on the surface, in case the submarine surfaced and communications were lost, with the help of aircraft and surface ships. Authorities and merchant ships in the area to help.
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