An eerie scene from James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic has resurfaced amid a massive search for a submersible with five people on board that went missing in the North Atlantic. Authorities in the United States and Canada are looking for the submersible and its occupants to explore the wreck of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. The missing Titan submersible is owned by OceanGate.
Most of us remember Titanic for its Jack and Rose love storyline. However, the film begins with researchers examining the wreck of the Titanic from the submarine’s windows. Social media users pointed to eerie similarities between the scene and the current condition of the missing submersible.
Twitter user Lucia Briones, who first tweeted the video, wrote: “Five men inside #OceanGate #submersible are out of time and oxygen, hope they’re still alive, I can’t help thinking One of the creepiest lines ever. In the movie #Titanic. This scene is officially scary.”
Meanwhile, the five passengers on the Titan submersible have been identified as OceanGate Expeditions chief executive Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French Diver Paul Henry Nargeolet and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman.
Recently, sonar heard the crash from underwater. A memo obtained by CNN said it was unclear when the explosion was heard on Tuesday, June 20, or for how long. More sounds were heard later, but they were not described as “thumping”. “Additional audible feedback was heard that will help guide assets on the ground and indicate continued hope for survivors,” the update read. A Canadian P3 aircraft was also reported to have spotted a white rectangular object in the water.
The submersible started its journey on the morning of Sunday, June 18. About 1 hour and 45 minutes after descending, the ship lost contact with the support ship Polar Prince, which transported it to the scene. The Titan reportedly sent a ping to the Polar Prince every 15 minutes. The last ping was received at around 3pm local time as the ship floated above the wreckage of the Titanic.