By Mirembe Martina
After more than 50 years since the Titanic sank and took with it the lives of hundreds of people, an Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer now wants to make its replica.
Mr. Palmer has unveiled Titanic II’s blueprints. The ship will be built in China and its maiden voyage will be in 2016. The voyage will chart the course of the original Titanic from Southampton, England, to New York City.
Palmer said, “The area [for] passengers will be authentic with the same design and facilities. But there will be modern things such as air conditioning and other features we are debating – such as internet on the ship.” Costumes inspired by the 1920s will even be provided in addition to enough life boats for everyone, in case the tragedy that gripped the first one comes once again.
“I’m not too superstitious … Anything will sink if you put a hole in it. I think it would be very cavalier to say it,” Palmer said.
The first Titanic sank in 1912.