Sub That Made Deep-Sea History Damaged in Highway Fire
The submarine once belonged to director James Cameron, who says it will dive again.
A submarine that made history with a trip the bottom of the Mariana Trench was laid low this week on a Connecticut highway.
The sub, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, was damaged by a fire on a flatbed truck while in transit early Thursday. The submarine made history in 2012, when filmmaker and explorer James Cameron became the first person to pilot a vessel solo to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, the deepest place on the planet, at 35,787 feet (almost 11,000 meters).
“We don't know the full extent of the damage yet, but what I do know is that the sub is built tough, and the section that burned is mostly buoyancy, with no