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I think this is pretty smart. Is he rebuilding the Titanic? No, obviously not. It will be a big, high-end cruise ship, with as similar line and superstructure as he can manage, and it will have an incredible draw, even if that includes a certain frisson of (artificial) danger by virtue of the name.
 
Australian billionaire plans to build near replica of the Titanic
Brisbane QLD, Australia

Mon Apr 30, 2:21 p.m. AEST: The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer has unveiled plans to build the Titanic II.

Palmer said his new company Blue Star Line Pty Ltd had commissioned the state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to build a near replica of the ill-fated Titanic in China. The cost is unknown.

The ship's maiden voyage from England to North America is scheduled for late 2016.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/clive-palmer-plans-to-build-titanic-ii-20120430-1xtrc.html

Photo: The Titanic (+The Associated Press)

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