Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Loose Lips Sink Ships?

So have you heard about this?

Apparently Australian billionaire Clive Palmer thinks he's "king of the world"!

He's going to build an exact replica of the doomed Titanic ship and set sail from England to New York in 2016. Titanic II will be built at a Chinese ship yard and will be powered by diesel rather than the original ship's coal. The plans for Titanic II have been approved by a historic research team and like the first boat, it will have 840 rooms and nine decks.

Mr. Palmer estimates that the Titanic II will be built as closely to the original as possible, but that it will have state of the art engineering. The main changes will be below the water line for better maneuverability.

  "Titanic II will be the ultimate in comfort and luxury with on-board gymnasiums and swimming pools, libraries, high class restaurants and luxury cabins," he said.

Of course Mr Palmer was asked whether the ship could sink.

"Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it." He added: "It will be designed as a modern ship with all the technology to ensure that doesn't happen. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen.''

No thanks. I think I'll stay on dry land and watch.


Heff said...

I heard about this. Not sure if the idea will float or not, but we'll see, lol.

MarkD60 said...

They must have used video from the movie to make that video in your blog

Happy Mommy said...

Everything I've ever gotten that was built in China breaks as soon as it's out of the packaging. Just sayin'

Cora said...

Will there be enough lifeboats this time?!?! Jeeeez.

SkylersDad said...

I wonder if it will come equipped with the same gates to lock the lower class below with?

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the walking man said...

Have the Chinese even stolen the secret of Bessemer Steel yet?

Is there going to be the same number of life boats on it too?

I wonder if Mr. Palmer really understands how superstitious seafarin' folk are?

Scope said...

Come on people. What's the worst that can happen?

Oh yeah...