The blockbuster of 1997titanic will return to Netflix in July – just weeks after a doomed expedition to the ocean liner’s resting place on the ocean floor.
The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, returns to the streaming platform on July 1 HuffPostalong with nearly 100 other titles.
The Independent could not independently confirm this report and has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Five crew members died on the Oceangate Expedition’s Titan submersible as it sailed 12,00 feet into the Atlantic to view the wreckage of Titanic.
It’s unclear if the decision to add Titanic was made before or after this week’s Titan submarine tragedy, but some on social media suggested Netflix “could have chosen a better time” and suggested that the company was use the tragedy to increase viewership.
Others said the streaming service might just be responding to viewer requests.
The film, which tells the fictional romance between an aristocrat and an artist aboard the Titanic, is already available on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime.
Last week, Titanic Director James Cameron, who claims to have spent more time on Titanic than her captain, said abc news that the Titan’s tragedy was avoidable.
The submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions, was en route to the Titanic wreck when it lost communication with its surface vessel just one hour and 45 minutes after descending. The Coast Guard said Thursday (June 22) that debris from the submarine was about 12,500 feet underwater.
Aboard the vessel were OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his teenage son Suleman Dawood.
“I am struck by the similarity to the Titanic disaster itself, where the captain was repeatedly warned of ice ahead of his ship and yet he crashed into an ice field at full speed on a moonless night and many people died as a result,” Mr Cameron said to ABC and criticized safety problems with the Titan.
“And that a very similar tragedy, with warnings ignored, happened in the exact same place, with all the diving that’s happening all over the world, I just find it amazing, it’s really quite surreal.”
It has since emerged that the submersible was based on a design where key components were made of carbon fiber, which experts say has not proven to be a reliable material for use in the deep sea.
“Innovation is a wonderful thing,” Bart Kemper, a mechanical engineer with the Marine Technology Society, told NBC News. “But anything new and untried brings uncertainty, and uncertainty is a risk.”
A lawsuit filed in 2018 by a former OceanGate employee and received by The New Republic also listed “visible defects” on the ship that management reportedly ignored. Submarine experts also signed a letter expressing their “unanimous concern” about the company’s decision not to seek external evaluation and testing before passengers are taken to Titanic.
The Independent has asked OceanGate for comment on the allegations.
A 2019 post on OceanGate’s website said the Titan was not classified by major shipping operators because those certifications “do not ensure operators are following proper operational procedures and decision-making processes – two areas critical to risk mitigation at sea.” are much more important”. ” according to CNN.
Following the tragic incident, the company issued a statement mourning the deaths of the five passengers.
“These men were true explorers who shared a strong spirit of adventure and a deep passion for exploring and protecting the world’s oceans,” the press release reads.
“Our hearts go out to these five souls and each member of their families at this tragic time. We mourn the loss of life and joy they brought to all who knew them.”
According to Canadian and US authorities, a multi-agency investigation into the catastrophic implosion is currently underway.
Canadian officials said Saturday that their investigation is analyzing audio signals and commands between the Titan and its mothership, the Polar Prince.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada chair Kathy Fox said the crew was interviewed to “collect information from the ship’s voyage data recorder and other ship systems that contained useful information.” CNN.