James Cameron donates deep sea sub

James Cameron has donated the Deepsea Challenger submersible to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. (Mark Thiessen, National Geographic, AP)
James Cameron has donated the Deepsea Challenger submersible to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. (Mark Thiessen, National Geographic, AP)
Los Angeles - Titanic director James Cameron has donated the world's deepest diving submarine to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, it was announced on Tuesday.

News of the donation came exactly a year after Cameron piloted the DeepSea Challenger to a depth of almost 11 000m in the Mariana Trench, the deepest place on earth.

In a statement, Woods Hole said it would work with Cameron to incorporate the sub's numerous engineering advancements into future research platforms and deep-sea expeditions. Cameron will also serve on the institute's Centre for Marine Robotics advisory board.

Cameron has long been fascinated with the ocean depths, starting from his 1989 film The Abyss, and including his 1997 Titanic blockbuster; Expedition: Bismarck, in 2002; Ghosts of the Abyss in 2003; and Aliens of the Deep in 2005.
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When assisting your child with remote learning this year, did you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Follow the school's comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculum?
13% - 126 votes
Adjust the CSE curriculum to suit the family's morals?
24% - 236 votes
Ignore the schools CSE programme and do your own teaching?
63% - 622 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.20
(-0.07)
ZAR/GBP
20.25
(-0.26)
ZAR/EUR
18.17
(-0.15)
ZAR/AUD
11.23
(-0.26)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.11)
Gold
1786.61
(-0.02)
Silver
22.68
(+0.13)
Platinum
965.22
(+0.30)
Brent Crude
48.27
(+0.96)
Palladium
2413.01
(+0.60)
All Share
57822.50
(-0.17)
Top 40
53021.58
(-0.12)
Financial 15
11577.71
(-0.58)
Industrial 25
79894.95
(-0.12)
Resource 10
52804.55
(+0.03)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo