Image Credit: Jesse Grant/WireImage.comIn the race between Kevin Costner and James Cameron to see which action movie impresario will solve the Gulf coast oil spill first, Cameron appears to have taken the upper hand with yesterday’s issue of his report from a meeting of deep-sea experts he assembled, who met in Washington D.C. on June 1 to brainstorm possible solutions to the never-ending s—storm the Deepwater Horizon oil leak has become. While the urge to proceed tongue-in-cheek is compelling, make no mistake: The report does include some informed-sounding opinions from some pretty hefty minds — Cameron included — in the world of deep-sea exploration.
The NY Times’ Andrew C. Revkin notes that at this point most of the group’s ideas have been considered or initiated by BP, but he does pull out one interesting suggestion from the report: “Creating a definitive seafloor survey of the site, including the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon, will be a critical part of the accident investigation. Members of this group have extensive experience operating small fiber-spooling ROVs inside shipwrecks hundreds of feet and several decks away from the entry point.” Filming the seafloor? Sounds like a job for someone we know.