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$500M Titanic replica due to set sail in 2022


Posted on Wednesday, 24 October, 2018 | Comment icon 16 comments

Would you book passage on the Titanic II ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Karl Beutel
The life-size replica of the ill-fated vessel will retrace the route taken by the original Titanic on its maiden voyage.
With an estimated price tag of $500 million, the 'Titanic II', which is being built by Australian company Blue Star Line, was originally announced by its millionaire chairman Clive Palmer back in 2012.

The vessel should have been ready to launch in 2016, however a financial dispute ended up stalling the project for several years. Its scheduled completion date has since been pushed back to 2022.

According to the company, the new Titanic will be as close to the original as possible but with modern power and propulsion systems as well as a much greater emphasis on safety and stability.

An additional 'safety deck' will house lifeboats and marine evacuation systems, while the boiler exhaust uptakes - which are no longer needed - will house emergency escape staircases.

Even the wooden panelling in the corridors will be substituted to satisfy modern safety standards.

"The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivalled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits," said Palmer.

"Millions have dreamt of sailing on her, seeing her in port and experiencing her unique majesty."

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (16)

Tags: Titanic

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by Still Waters on 24 October, 2018, 12:20
I'm not interested in going on the voyage but would like to look around the ship. That part would appeal to me.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Seti42 on 24 October, 2018, 16:14
Will there still be an authentic steerage experience for poor people to get in on?
Comment icon #9 Posted by paperdyer on 24 October, 2018, 18:32
Will there be an "Abandon ship" drill to recreate the sinking? Unscheduled, of course. No fun in it if you know it's coming.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Gecks on 24 October, 2018, 20:54
It will be interesting to see if he gets it off the ground this time. I like Clive Palmer, he puts forth a strong belief in doing the right things for Australia. He does however rally support in theatrics that dont often amount to much
Comment icon #11 Posted by chissus on 24 October, 2018, 23:42
I would love to visit the ship but I would not sail on it.
Comment icon #12 Posted by McNessy on 25 October, 2018, 2:15
Id skip its maiden voyage trip just to be on the safe side.
Comment icon #13 Posted by cyclopes500 on 25 October, 2018, 15:02
A Third class steerage cabin would have more room than a 4th class pigeon hole sized airliner seat. I think I'd enjoy Ryan(sea) third class. Three recycled meals a day, nice comfy bed with a few fleas and nits to crack, cockroaches running around carrying little suitcases, rats keeping the unmarried women and childrens end in order, bar full of swaying mixed lingo drunks in a tropical storm, lifeboat ticket raffle, food sloshing off your magnetic plate, fork fighting over the loose sausage, water coming down one end of the corridor and leaving via a port hole, first class puke running down the... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by RabidMongoose on 25 October, 2018, 15:06
Dont get on that ship if any of the owners of JP Morgan are planning on being there lol.
Comment icon #15 Posted by skookum on 26 October, 2018, 17:55
Made in China, what could possibly go wrong this time?
Comment icon #16 Posted by taniwha on 26 October, 2018, 19:10
https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2016/12/08/china_building_titanic_replica_iceberg_theme_park/


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