Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced that he will be commissioning the construction of a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard that is scheduled to make its maiden voyage from England to New York in 2016.
Only weeks after the 100th anniversary of sinking of the original vessel and the film 3D re-release of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning film, Palmer said he has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the Titanic II.
Let’s hope Palmer is smart enough to include enough life boats this time. Over 1,500 people died when the original Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic during its first and only voyage. The ship was considered one of the most luxurious and ocean liner of its time.
Palmer did not release the details about how much his new project will cost but said he has established a … Read the rest…