Titanic II: Another unsinkable ship?
File this one under “no thank you.” Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer announced earlier this week that he will fund the construction of a real-life Titanic replica. You read that right. A Chinese shipbuilding company, in conjunction with Blue Star Line, has signed on to construct the ship, which will recreate the Titanic’s 1912 luxuries and yesteryear charms on a frame of modern seafaring technology, navigation, and safety.
It is through the rebuilding of the ship Professor Palmer wants to recognize the artists and artisans whose skill, creativity and dexterity has never to this day been fully acknowledged because of the ship’s limited service. This magnificent vessel is to be constructed in memory of the heroic people who served on the ship, the passengers who sadly shared their fate and all those that survived the tragedy. via.
(Side note: Titanic II is also the name of a 2010 mockbuster notorious for its abysmal acting, painfully bad special effects, and torturous plot line. It just goes to show—some things are better left unsequeled.)
Believe it or not, we have already received inquiries from clients interested in joining the maiden voyage of the Titanic II, scheduled for late 2016. There’s already a waiting list.
(Photo: a poster featuring the original Titanic adorns the walls of our Houston HQ)