Following the report of a missing 22-foot submersible near the Titanic wreckage, an iconic scene from James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic has resurfaced.
The scene in question depicts researchers aboard the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh observing the remains of the RMS Titanic through a submarine window, mirroring the current search and rescue efforts for the vanished OceanGate submersible named Titan.
This coincidence has struck a chord with Twitter users, drawing attention to the eerie resemblance between fiction and reality.
The clip, originally shared on Twitter by Lucia Briones, features a dialogue from the film where researcher Brock Lovett remarks, “pressure on the side is three and a half tons per square inch. These windows are nine inches thick and if they go, it’s sayonara in two microseconds.”
With time and oxygen running out for the five men, hopefully still alive, inside the #OceanGate #submersible, I can’t help but be reminded of one of the eeriest lines in the movie, #Titanic. This scene has officially become terrifying. pic.twitter.com/ucyrD7T9Pv— Lucia Briones (@Lucybri83) June 20, 2023
As the search for the missing Titan continues, the viral clip is sending chills down the spines of many due to its eerie connection to the ongoing struggle.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Captain Jamie Frederick of the United States Coast Guard provided an update on the case, revealing that the submersible’s five passengers—identified as Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood, his son Suleman Dawood, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, Titanic expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet, and British billionaire Hamish Harding—had around 40 hours of oxygen remaining.
Since then, the available oxygen has decreased to less than 24 hours. Participants in OceanGate’s Titanic viewing experience reportedly paid a hefty sum of $250,000 per seat.