'Titanic' director reaches Earth's deepest point

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'Titanic' director reaches Earth's deepest point

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Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron has plunged new depths with his latest project – and he could not be more delighted!

The man who brought us ‘Titanic’ has completed the world’s first solo voyage to the deepest known part of the planet, nearly 11 kilometres underwater.

In a specially-designed submarine, it took him more than two hours to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Guam.

It is the first manned expedition there since 1960. The duo who made the descent then had little to report as sand from the ocean floor obscured their view.

This time round, special filming equipment was fitted to Cameron’s ‘Deepsea Challenger’ vessel to bring his record-breaking discoveries to the surface.