An Australian billionaire Clive Palmer desires the legend of the Titanic to live on, so despite of raising it, he wants to construct an exact replica of the Titanic ship and will call it the Titanic II.
You sincerely couldn’t make it up.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Clive Palmer, a Queensland billionaire has approached Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship in time for its inaugural journey between England and North America, which has been scheduled for late 2016.
The declaration came on the same day that he unveiled he would be running for federal election in Queensland — quite an encouragement for votes, don’t you think so?
Palmer said: ”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,” adding that it was a gratitude to the men and woman who assisted to build the original Titanic.
The one question that everyone will ask is: Will the Titanic II sink in the sea?
Palmer told reporters:
“Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it. It is going to be designed so it won’t sink. It will be designed and build as a modern ship with all the latest technology to make sure that doesn’t happen again. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you currently are, you never know what could happen with anyone and at anytime.”
Titanic II will feature the original nine decks with 840 rooms, but will be having more latest technology below the waterline with a “bulbous bow for greater fuel efficiency and diesel generation, and more bigger rudder and bow thrusters for augmented maneuverability.”
“Titanic II will be the ultimate in comfort and luxury with on-board gymnasiums and swimming pools, libraries, high class restaurants and luxury cabins,” Palmer added.