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February 27, 2013
breakingnews:

Titanic 2?
NBC News: Just over a century after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, an Australian billionaire has officially floated plans to build a successor.
Clive Palmer, chairman of Brisbane-based Blue Star Line, revealed blueprints for Titanic II, a ‘full-scale re-creation’ of the illustrious, if ill-fated, ship at a press conference on the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum in New York.
Photo: This handout provided by Blue Star Line shows a computer-generated image of Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer’s plans for a “Titanic II” near-replica cruise ship. (Handout / Getty Images)

I saw “Titanic 2" already. No need to remake.

breakingnews:

Titanic 2?

NBC News: Just over a century after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, an Australian billionaire has officially floated plans to build a successor.

Clive Palmer, chairman of Brisbane-based Blue Star Line, revealed blueprints for Titanic II, a ‘full-scale re-creation’ of the illustrious, if ill-fated, ship at a press conference on the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum in New York.

Photo: This handout provided by Blue Star Line shows a computer-generated image of Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer’s plans for a “Titanic II” near-replica cruise ship. (Handout / Getty Images)

I saw “Titanic 2" already. No need to remake.

10:00 // 1 year ago
April 30, 2012
thedailywhat:

Titanic 2 of the Day: Because the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic didn’t exactly go as planned, an Australian billionaire has commissioned a replica of the ship for a series of journeys that will hopefully have a happier ending.
Clive Palmer, a Queensland-based mining billionaire, is partnering with China’s CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship, which will be ready for passengers by 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.
The ship’s first trip will be from London to New York — rather than from Southampton to New York like the “unsinkable” original — and Palmer admits that some potential passengers will stay away because of superstitions.
“It is going to be designed so it won’t sink. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen,” he said, encouragingly.
No word on what kind of deck chairs the new ship will have, or how they’ll be arranged.
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In which a titan of industry tries to become a Titanic of industry.

thedailywhat:

Titanic 2 of the Day: Because the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic didn’t exactly go as planned, an Australian billionaire has commissioned a replica of the ship for a series of journeys that will hopefully have a happier ending.

Clive Palmer, a Queensland-based mining billionaire, is partnering with China’s CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship, which will be ready for passengers by 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.

The ship’s first trip will be from London to New York — rather than from Southampton to New York like the “unsinkable” original — and Palmer admits that some potential passengers will stay away because of superstitions.

“It is going to be designed so it won’t sink. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen,” he said, encouragingly.

No word on what kind of deck chairs the new ship will have, or how they’ll be arranged.

[cnn.]

In which a titan of industry tries to become a Titanic of industry.

20:59 // 2 years ago