In China to create an exact copy of the Titanic.
The most successful country in the creation of copies undertook an unusual project – “Titanic II”, the customer who is an Australian billionaire Clive Palmer. Judging by the drawings, this creation will be an exact copy of the ship that sank a hundred years ago. It is planned to recreate every detail of the legendary ship, starting from decks, cabins, portholes, and finishing parquet and door handles. The only difference is that most other security requirements.
The original intention of the creation of this surprising project was announced in 2012, the centenary of the death of the big (at the time) transatlantic steamship. It was initiated by a billionaire from Australia, Clive Palmer, who is funding such a grandiose plan.
The idea of the resurrection sank in April 1912 of the Titanic old dream of a coal magnate who decided such an unusual way to perpetuate the memory of the dead passengers and the ship itself, creating a kind of a floating monument.
He ordered Chinese shipbuilders exact copy of the legendary ship that will ply on the same route as his original. But after encountering some financial problems, the creation of the ship was suspended and resumed in September of this year.
In the Internet appeared the drawings and sketches of the interior of this vessel, it will only be four meters wider than the original for greater strength, all other parameters will be consistent with the initial project, its length will be 270 m, height-53, and a displacement of 40000 tons.
A liner can carry about 2.5 million passengers and 900 crew members. This project will cost a tidy sum himself Clive Palmer, after the budget of approximately $ 500 million. The initiator intends to bring the case to the end and on the 110th anniversary of the death of the ship promises that it will be launched.
The new ship will be fully recreated in the image and likeness of its predecessor, with the same luxurious interior of the cabins, ballroom, theater, swimming pool, restaurant, canteens and even the engine room, but the maintenance and navigational equipment, as well as security it will be the most modern.
“Blue Star Line will create an authentic experience, giving passengers the ship, which will have the same interiors as the Titanic, the decoration of the cabins, but there is to install the latest security system, digital navigation and radar equipment, progressive technologies of the 21st century to provide the highest level of comfort,” says Palmer.
After launching on its maiden voyage the ship will depart from the shipyard located in the Chinese province of Jiangsu to Singapore, and then go to Dubai. After planning a two-week cruise to Southampton, there to lay his first course, recovering the shores of new York.
This route plan to run only during the summer season, and in winter to serve other areas. In this cruise ship as in the original cabins will be first, second and third grade with the appropriate price of the ticket. By the way, although the flight will take place soon, but ticket sales have already started, while the most expensive will cost fans of such a extraordinary journey in the … $ 1 million.
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