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Titanic II Could Actually Become a Reality

January 10, 2013 at 1:28 PM | by | ()

Some wise guy in Australia with too much money on his hands thinks it is a good idea to relaunch a replica of the world's most famous "unsinkable" ship, Titanic. This sounds like it might be a disaster of, well, Titanic proportions.

The full story: Aussie mining tycoon Clive Palmer has the desire to recreate, in perfect scale and to extreme detail, Titanic II. You see, he owns a shipping line called Blue Star Line and he's doing this entire stunt with the help of his own company. Even the plans to build the replica ship have commenced in Finland and a Chinese ship-building company has been secured. If all goes well, the ship will embark on its maiden voyage sometime in 2016 from Southhampton to New York, serving as the line's flagship vessel.

If you cannot tear yourself away from any of this lunacy, you might want to check out some of the events around the launch of the doomed ship's twin. While the official plans will be announced on February 26th in Australia, secondary events are planned for February 16 in Macau, February 25 in Boston, March 1 in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada as well as two launches in England on March 2 in London and March 5 in Southampton.

The mining magnate has said that he "wants to give the passengers an authentic Titanic experience." We can only hope the authenticity stops before any icebergs are sighted.

[Photo: Paul Harris for Sydney Morning Herald]

Archived Comments:

What a bad idea.

Funny story but a bad idea. Thanks to global warming, the only iceberg to sink this ship will be in the form of bankruptcy. I agree with your tone... Who would really want to sail on a ship based on one that sank and is now being made in China? Oh and I do love the irony that he digs the iron ore out the ground in Australia, sells it to China and then has to buy it back in the form of his ship. God bless Australia's astronomical cost of labour ;-)

whats happen

It's as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers.prehaps you should think about this from far more than one angle