Australian Billionaire to Build, Launch Titanic II

Monday, 30 Apr 2012 09:32 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who made his fortune in mining, has commissioned a Chinese company to a build a replica of the Titanic that would be ready to set sail in 2016, the BBC reported.

The new version of the ill-fated ship that sank on its maiden voyage 100 years ago will be equipped with modern technology but be as close as possible in design and specifications to the original.

"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," Palmer said, according to the BBC.

The original Titanic, touted as unsinkable, went down on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg in a disaster that took the lives of some 1,500 people. Palmer said the new version is “designed so it won’t sink.”

"Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it,'' Palmer said, in response to questions.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Prosecutor: White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds of Ammunition in Car

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 15:39 PM

The decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of am . . .

Cartel Threats Force Cancellation of Border Protest Convoy

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 15:18 PM

A planned protest to block entry by illegal migrants along the Southwest border has been cancelled because protest organ . . .

White House: Radicalized Americans Investigated After Returning to US

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 14:56 PM

The FBI is conducting an active investigation into some of the 100 Americans who went to the Middle East to join up with . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved