Titanic’s true heroes

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The Belfast shipbuilders of the Titanic are “unsung heroes” who made it possible for many of the passengers to escape, film director James Cameron said.

The maker of the Oscar-winning movie was in the city to launch a new exhibition on the vessel at the Titanic Belfast visitor centre. He said the designers of the ship worked as it sank to stop it from rolling over, allowing lifeboats to be lowered to evacuate people. A 3D version of Cameron’s film was produced to coincide with the centenary of the vessel’s sinking earlier this year.