Have you guys heard about this? It popped up on my radar screen recently, and I've watched with some interest. I'm not a mariner, nor a submariner, but I like a good submarine movie. Yet, I figured that the guy running the show knew what he was about.
So, in this story, a bunch of rookies decide to take an untested design down to see the Titanic., which rests about 12,500 feet below the surface. Coms are lost. The vessel never returns. Two crew and three paying passeng3rs tempted fate.
There is an old saying in the redneck community. "F*ck around, find out" Sometimes the lessons are hard, other times the lessons are very hard. But, they are always hard. I'm sure that there are similar aphorisms in the maritime community. But it seems that what happened to this submersible were completely predicable.