A man with a dream to create a full-sized replica of the Titanic is about to have that dream realized. Clive Palmer’s Titanic II will set to the seas in 2018, two years later than originally planned, Belfast Telegraph said recently. Like the original, which met its fate at the bottom of the ocean after striking an iceberg, the Titantic II is supposed to have all the latest safety bells and whistles.
“The new Titantic will of course have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you’d expect on a 21st century ship,” Blue Star Line marketing director James McDonald told Belfast Telegraph. That might mean you’ll have one of the most technically advanced ships on the planet. Remember, though, the original Titantic was also once deemed “unsinkable.”
Of course, the ship has been updated with modern technologies for propulsion, too. The Titanic II features diesel-electric engines instead of coal boilers. According to the ship’s Wikipedia page, it also has a replica rudder of the original used on the Titanic, though its purpose is “purely cosmetic.”
The course is set to take the ship and all passengers – apparently demand for the maiden voyage is already incredibly high – from Jiangsu, China to Dubai.