M.V. 'Mermaid Sapphire' Supports James Cameron and the Deepsea Challenge Team on a Successful Dive to the Ocean's Deepest Point
Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited (“Mermaid”) is pleased to announce that its specialist DP2 vessel M.V. 'Mermaid Sapphire' has today successfully participated in the historic expedition to the Mariana Trench's lowest point, the "Challenger Deep", which lies 6.83 miles (10.99 kilometers) below the ocean surface, by National Geographic explorer-in-residence James Cameron.
Although best known for directing films such as Titanic and Avatar, Cameron is an avid explorer with 72 submersible dives to his credit and becomes the first person in history to make the 6.8-mile dive alone. The expedition is the first extensive scientific exploration in a manned submersible of the deepest spot on Earth. The M.V. 'Mermaid Sapphire' was responsible for carrying the crew and James Cameron's 'DeepSea Challenger', a high tech craft that took the famed Canadian film maker to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.
Given the highly complex and risky nature of the expedition, Mermaid is very proud to have its vessel participate in this historic event and salutes the crew onboard for the successful conclusion of the expedition. For more information about the expedition, please click here.