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Posted 7/17/12 , edited 7/17/12
Titanic II to have 'safety deck': Australian tycoon

http://news.yahoo.com/titanic-ii-safety-deck-says-aussie-tycoon-051013460.html


Australian billionaire Clive Palmer Tuesday said his modern-day version of the Titanic will retain the first, second and third-class divisions of the original and include a new "safety" deck.

Releasing the preliminary plans and drawings for the Titanic II, which is to be built in China, mining tycoon Palmer said the massive vessel would have the original nine decks plus an additional safety deck.

"This is to ensure the vessel is fully compliant with the current regulations which require passenger ships to, as much as possible and practicable, keep the distance from the lifeboat launching area to the waterline as low as possible," Palmer said in a statement to AFP.

[Slideshow: Titanic orphans, a story of survival]

"It will also increase the passenger amenity area of the vessel."

The new safety deck will feature proper lifeboats, safety chutes or slides as well as new common public rooms.

Palmer said the upper decks would retain the public rooms, passenger stairs, cabins and other features in similar locations as on the original ship which sank on April 15, 1912 en route to New York after hitting an iceberg.

But the plans by Finnish-based ship design and engineering company Deltamarin also feature new escape stairs and service elevators, while one deck has been re-designed to provide crew accommodation, laundry and machinery.

The flamboyant billionaire said Titanic II's first voyage remained set for late 2016, with the boat due to sail from China to England ahead of her maiden passenger journey to North America. Interest was "overwhelming", he said.

Palmer said the new ship would have a casino, but warned that there would be "strict restrictions" on who was allowed to gamble at it.

[Related: Titanic photos shows evidence of human remains]

"There will be some sort of screening to make sure people who do go there can afford to," Australian Associated Press quoted him as saying.

The self-made businessman, who has an estimated wealth of Aus$3.85 billion (US$3.96 billion) according to Australia's BRW magazine, said the relaunched Titanic would be about one metre wider than the original for "stability".

"But we've retained the essence of the Titanic by having first, second and third class. I think that's very important," Palmer said.

"So if you book on third class you can share a bathroom, sit down at a long table for dinner every night, have some Irish stew and a jig in the night."

Palmer, who said he would buy a third class ticket for himself, would not comment on the cost of the project but said he wasn't looking for financial partners to rebuild the ship which went down a century ago.

"If you look for partners things mightn't happen. This is just for me to go for a little sail around the world in," he said.

[Related: Untold tale of the dogs of the Titanic]

There was scepticism when Palmer announced his ambitious plans in April to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its ill-fated predecessor.

Though they were yet to be approved Palmer said the drawings underlined the commitment of his shipping company Blue Star Line to the project, and would allow Chinese shipbuilders CSC Jinling Shipyard to begin work.

The passenger liner, which will be close to 270 metres long (885 feet), will have an estimated gross tonnage of 65,000 tonnes.

The original Titanic, which was built in Belfast, sank on its first voyage from Southampton to New York, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew.
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Titanic 2: Electric Boogaloo
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i see no issue.
Ships have progressed significantly since then so as long as they don't ram in into another glacier they should be cool.
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Posted 7/17/12
oh god the comments are so racist. Chinese products are getting a hell of a lot better, plus they're comparing it to the fakes.
Urgh it gets me so mad when people stereotype china as a horrible manufacturer because they're stupid and buy the fakes.
What they don't know is even the highest quality devices they buy are probably made in china -.-;;

and on the other note, Titanic II probably will be a success due to the popularization of the first one .
Posted 7/17/12
Titanic made in China.

Priceless.
Posted 7/18/12
Titanic 2: The Return of Jack

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Posted 7/18/12
I for one will not go on that ship. First off ticket prices will be to high, secondly it is somewhat modeled after the Titanic that is enough for me to say $%^& NO!!! Also motion sickness is a B!!!! on seas. Whether it is made in China or where ever, the ship will be updated to standard Regulations. I would love to be able to buy a ticket and just frame it. Not actually go on the ship but just have the ticket. I refuse to go on boats for extended period of time.
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Posted 7/18/12
I'd be interested in some third-class tickets. Should be fun.
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Posted 7/18/12
Too crowded. Would rather sail up the Marine Highway from Seattle to Prince Rupert. BC or AK on a retro-fitted CP steamship Princess Marguerite. Most likely I would see that trip happening on acid before in reality....LOL.
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Posted 7/18/12
imagine the giant line of people at the bow waiting to reenact that 'I'm flying' scene.
Posted 7/18/12
Titanic 2?

*facepalm*

i think it is a bad end again
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its an interesting idea but i think there is too much bad energy connected to the titanic name. if youve got the money, build a cool new boat not try to replicate one that was in such a horrible disaster that killed so many. luckily most, if not all survivors are dead because if they heard of this i think they would be outraged.
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Titanic 2:Revenge of the Hull.

That ice burg better watch out.
Posted 7/18/12
What next, someone rebuilding the Mary Rose?
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Posted 7/18/12

Bleidkhord wrote:

Titanic 2:Revenge of the Hull.

That ice burg better watch out.


I'D PAY GOOD MONEY TO WATCH THAT. TITANIC 2 SHOULD HAVE A GIANT AXE FOR A HULL. FUCK THE ICEBERGS AND MAKE SHAVED ICE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Also, I have an ominous feeling about this.
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