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New Titanic to be built by 2016

Posted on Thursday, 28 February, 2013 | Comment icon 73 comments | News tip by: Yamato

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Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is planning to construct a full scale replica of the famous ship.

Palmer revealed the blueprints for the vessel at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York and stated that construction would begin soon in China. The new ship will be more or less identical to the original Titanic which famously sank on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg. Despite this, more than 40,000 people have already expressed an interest in buying a ticket for the new ship's first trip which will emulate that of the original by traveling from Southampton to New York.

"We all live on this planet, we all breathe the same air and, of course, the Titanic is about the things we've got in common," said Palmer. "It links three continents."

"The original Titanic was the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner when it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank on April 15, 1912."

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Comment icon #64 Posted by Lord Vetinari on 4 March, 2013, 7:56
PLEASE... nobody say "God himself could not sink this ship." Which no one, least of all the White Star Line or Harland & Wolff, ever did actually say.
Comment icon #65 Posted by freetoroam on 4 March, 2013, 11:53
PLEASE... nobody say "God himself could not sink this ship." I am sure to some he sank the last one, surely it was him/her/it who made the iceberg. I remember when the tsunami hit Thailand and many of the people were saying it was god who made it happen.
Comment icon #66 Posted by Junior Chubb on 4 March, 2013, 12:38
I am sure to some he sank the last one, surely it was him/her/it who made the iceberg. I remember when the tsunami hit Thailand and many of the people were saying it was god who made it happen. Unfortunately it is still used by some as a way to explain away disasters... Blame it on the one you worship.
Comment icon #67 Posted by Myles on 4 March, 2013, 13:25
Ah, the elitist mentality that we are invincible sank the Titanic. The iceberg incident is not likely to reoccur due to global warming. But, that elitist mentality of invincibility that caused the tragedy is the same thinking that puts us in the same boat environmentally at this time. One has to wonder if that same mindset will sink our environmental boat in the not to distant future. Are we smart enough to avert tragedy this time around? It will be equipped with modern equipment. It'll just look like the Titannic.
Comment icon #68 Posted by bolt thrower on 17 March, 2013, 0:27
?t cannot be the same vessel.. Internat?onal Maritime Rules are changed a lot of times,safety rules,construction rules,communication equipment etc must be applied. it looks like titanic but not exactly same.
Comment icon #69 Posted by Chooky88 on 17 March, 2013, 2:25
Personally I'm looking forward to buying a ticket for 3rd class. I've been thinking that if she does go down I'll run to the kitchens, cover myself in dripping (cooked fat) to insulate myself. Then jump on the nearest floating fat person whil" blowing my whistle to attract attention. " I wonder if that would gave saved anyone back then? Apparently a lot drowned as the cold forced them to take a breath ubderwater
Comment icon #70 Posted by G Donnelly on 17 March, 2013, 13:09
as an eccentric billionaire who hates to be 2nd best, i'm off to the arctic to start work on a replica iceberg.... So your going to sculpt exactly the same iceberg?Good luck with that!Because there's a certain lack of availability.You also need to go off the original photograph.But you can't exactly see if it's before or after when it struck the Titanic.Let's hope for your benefit it's before.Because I would hate for you to figure out where the chipped ice falls into place.However you could always teleport the original iceberg into the 21st Century.But if you did that there won't be a tragedy ... [More]
Comment icon #71 Posted by Zaphod222 on 2 April, 2013, 2:08
It is a publicity stunt. Nothing to see here, move on.
Comment icon #72 Posted by Myles on 2 April, 2013, 11:16
It is a publicity stunt. Nothing to see here, move on. Do you mean he is not going to build it?
Comment icon #73 Posted by Colonel Rhuairidh on 2 April, 2013, 18:55
This seems to be the latest about it.. The more you read, the tawdrier it all seems.

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