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

Updated on 14 February, 2016 at 10:57 pm By

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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