James Cameron’s ‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’ Documentary Releases This Weekend

In March 2012, film director James Cameron became the first person in history to solo dive the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the Mariana Trench and the world, a staggering 6.8 miles (35,756 feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. For the dive, Cameron descended into the trench for more than 2 and a half hours aboard his custom-built 24-foot submersible, Deepsea … [Read more...]

Transocean’s Marianas Contracted to Drill Offshore Namibia

RIO DE JANEIRO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian oil startup HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA (HRTP3.BR) said Wednesday that it had hired a semisubmersible drill rig from Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) to drill prospects off the coast of Namibia, where the company holds stakes in 12 exploration blocks. In a filing with stock regulators, HRT said a final contract would be signed in 15 … [Read more...]

James Cameron Completes Record Breaking Trip to Challenger Deep

After seven years of preparation James Cameron has become the first person in history to solo dive the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the Marianas Trench, and earth for that matter. According to National Geographic, the famed movie director, Academy Award winner, environmentalist, and now record-holding solo diver, reached the Challenger Deep - a staggering 6.8 miles … [Read more...]

Avatar Director James Cameron Heads to Bottom of the Marianas Trench | 36,000 Feet Deep (Over 7 Miles Down)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2tm40uMhDI “Twelve men have walked on the surface of the moon and maybe 500 have traveled to space, but only [two] have visited the very deepest point of the ocean, which they reached on January 23, 1960.”—Daily Mail, September 17, 2010 Avatar, Titanic, & The Abyss director James Cameron's newest plan is to charge down to … [Read more...]

Transocean: Rig Off Ghana Remains Stable After Taking On Water

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)--Transocean Ltd. (RIG) said Thursday that the deep-water drilling rig off Ghana that was evacuated Wednesday after it took on water remains stable. The company is working on unmooring the Transocean Marianas, which is anchored some 46 miles offshore, and plans to tow it to sheltered water to inspect damage, spokesman Guy Cantwell said. It will likely … [Read more...]