Titanic II To Be Launched In 2018: The Ship Not The Film

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6:32 pm 11 Feb, 2016

According to Daily Mail, Titanic II will make its appearance in two years. It is going to be an exact replica of its predecessor.



This was earlier thought to be a rather creepy idea and got a lot of criticism from the relatives of passengers who died on the Titanic in 1912.



Later, however, people got excited about the idea and owner, Blue Star Line, got numerous requests for advance booking.



Some people offered up to $ 900,000 (more than Rupees 6 crore) for a spot on the first trip.



At the helm of this project is the Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, who plans on recreating the luxury ship.



To meet current regulations, Titanic II will be 13 feet wider than the original.



To prevent emergency issues, its hull will be welded rather than riveted.



It has also been reported that there will be enough lifeboats on the ship to safely rescue almost every passenger in case of any unforeseen disaster.



James McDonald, global marketing director of Palmer’s company, Blue Star Line, told newspapers:

They are making the new Titanic with latest evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you’d expect on a 21st century ship.



The ship will be divided into the same categories as it was earlier – first/second/third class. Suitable for every pocket.



The ship is in the making, and every necessary step is being taken to prevent any kind of mishap.



The Titanic II will be 885 feet long (almost twice the length of the Titanic), 74 feet high and have a maximum speed of 24 knots.



The Titanic II is being built by the CSC Jinling Shipyard in Jiangsu, China. At full capacity, it will accommodate 2,400 passengers.



An exact replica of the RMS Titanic will surely give people the feel of the movie set.



The maiden voyage of the ship will be from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.



There will be no change in the interior of the ship. The makers are giving it the same vintage feel.



We can only hope that the Titanic II gets launched soon.

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