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Experts had already warned about the safety of Titan

 Experts had already warned about the safety of Titan

Titan Submarine
Titan Submarine

To show the remains of the Titanic, the Titanic Submarine, carrying five explorers, had already faced concerns about its safety as it ventured to the depths of the Atlantic. Experts had previously written multiple letters to the American-based company OceanGate regarding the safety of the Titanic Submarine. According to William Cohenen, a special expert who is the head of the Los Angeles' Underwater Vehicle Committee, he believed that the safety of the submarine was compromised. In 2018, he had sent letters to OceanGate expressing his concerns about the safety of the Titanic.

According to Cohenen, he had never witnessed any accidents involving submarines like this during the last century. However, he was not in favor of operating submarines without the permission of the relevant authorities from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada within their respective maritime borders.

Regarding the Titanic, Simon Boxall, a senior lecturer in marine science at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, commented that the Titanic was perhaps not subjected to the same level of scrutiny and examination as other active vessels in the ocean. This is because it was being operated in international waters and was not under government control for deep-sea exploration.

Simon Boxall also mentioned that before any British vessel sets sail, it is subjected to rigorous safety inspections. However, the problem is that this particular submarine did not fall under the jurisdiction of any regulatory body.

James Cameron, the director of the famous film "Titanic," had also warned OceanGate about the safety concerns related to the Titanic. In a letter to OceanGate, he wrote, "You (OceanGate) have gone ahead on a path to disaster."

Cameron associated the tragedy of the Titanic with the fate of the Titanic itself. He stated that OceanGate had been warned, but just like the Titanic, they did not heed the warning. In 1912, the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, resulting in the loss of more than 1,200 passengers.
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