Just saw this on Yahoo news… James Cameron, who “is considered an expert in undersea filming” and who “helped develop deep-sea submersible equipment and other underwater ocean technology for the making of documentaries exploring the wrecks of the ocean liner Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck some two miles below the surface” had offered to help BP film what’s really going on down in the 1 mile deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with robot submersibles.
BP said no. “Graciously”, according to Cameron, but they still said no.
So let me get this straight… a multi-millionaire (if not billionaire by now) with some serious experience in 2+ mile “crush your best tech like a sheet of aluminum foil” deep water diving, offers to help solve the worst environmental disaster for free, and the company that started this whole mess says… no, thanks, we got it.
Can Cameron do anything to seal the gusher? No, probably not.
Is having another pair of eyes down there, independent from BP, a good idea? Definitely, yes.