The Titanic Replica still planning to exist; Clive Parker determined to build it.

ByRick Deutsch

The Titanic Replica still planning to exist; Clive Parker determined to build it.

The Titanic Replica still planning to exist; Clive parker determined to build it.

Billionaire Clive Palmer has his heart set on building a replica of the famous White Star line “Titanic.” Then the world’s largest ship, she sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg. Ouch.

Clive Parker

Australia’s Clive Parker

We’ve talked about it before and each post tells of a delay.  Titanic II was advertised as sliding out of the shipyard in 2016. Well, it isn’t here yet. Now think 2018.

It will sail from Jiangsu, China—where the vessel is being built by Chinese shipyard CSC Jinling—to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Don’t worry, the new ship will meet all maritime regulations. This clone will be built with parts connected by welding not rivets.…the original used rivets. Many feel that inferior metal was used to get the ship launched on time.

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Here’s the stats: 2,400 passengers and 900 crew. It will be 886 feet long, 174 feet high and weigh over 44,000 tons. A nice sized ship by any measure.

The Blue Star Line is the name of the mother company – a take-off on the original White Star line. Clive is rich enough to pay for this.

I’m a fan of the Titanic. One of my free cruises took us to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the closest town to the disaster and accepted hundreds of bodies. Most of the survivors went on the New York, the original destination.

I give talks locally in the San Jose area. The Titanic is one of my most requested; but hesitate doing such on ships. A tip for emerging speakers, keep your topics fun so no one feels uncomfortable.

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