Building Titanic II
because the first one sank spectacularly after hitting an iceberg, it
doesn’t mean that it’s a bad idea. After all, isn’t second time’s often
Here’s the plan to build Titanic II:
An Australian mining magnate has commissioned a Chinese shipyard
to build a replica of the ill-fated Titanic, complete in every detail
but equipped with modern technology to prevent a repeat of the original’s
fateful maiden voyage 100 years ago.
Clive Palmer, a Queensland mining billionaire with strong links
to China, told Australian media that he had signed a memorandum of understanding
with CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship.
He said construction of the luxury cruise ship would begin next
year and the ship would be ready to sail in 2016."It will be every
bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have
state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and
safety systems," he said in a statement.