Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer has announced plans to build a ship he'll be christening Titanic II, which will be constructed to the same size and layout as the 100-year-old doomed original. And guess what? In the most amazing case of tempting fate the world has ever seen, he says it definitely won't sink.
Palmer has already signed an agreement with a Chinese ship building firm to construct his Titanic II dream, which he hopes will be ready to sail by 2016. Fate will also be tempted by the route of the maiden voyage, which will see it head from London to New York, although at least there won't be any icebergs left in the lukewarm North Atlantic sea by 2016, so it'll be a significantly safer trip this time around.
"Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it,'' the Aussie entrepreneur said when questioned about the possibility for a disaster and subsequent box office smash movie move adaptation, but, you'll be pleased to hear, Palmer then added "It is going to be designed so it won't sink."
Which is nice to hear. [BBC]
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