OceanGate Co-Founder Defends ‘Rigorous’ Testing Of Titanic Submersible After James Cameron Comments

After “Titanic” director James Cameron raised concerns about the safety testing behind the deep-sea submersible that tragically imploded while exploring the wreckage of the sunken ship, a co-founder of OceanGate – the company behind the sub – is weighing in. Guillermo Söhnlein, who co-founded OceanGate with CEO Stockton Rush, insisted on the Titan sub’s level of testing and rejected criticism of the process in an interview with the BBC Radio 4’s “Today,” saying in part, “Any expert who weighs in on this, including Mr. Cameron, will also admit that they were not there for the design of the sub, for the engineering of the sub, for the building of the sub and certainly not for the rigorous test program that the sub went through. This was a 14-year technology development program, and it was very robust, and certainly led through successful science expeditions to the Titanic even over the last three years.”