Australian billionaire Clive Palmer unveils plans for Titanic II

Daily Echo: The Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, who plans to build Titanic II, reveals plans and blueprints for the ambitious project. The Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, who plans to build Titanic II, reveals plans and blueprints for the ambitious project.

FIRST dismissed out of hand as an eccentric billionaire’s fantasy, plans to build a replica of Southampton ’s illfated liner, Titanic , have taken a step closer to reality.

If the vessel is built the Australian mining magnate behind the plan, Clive Palmer, says Titanic II will be sailing up Southampton Water in 2016.

However there is still deep scepticism that this ambitious project will never set sail.

Southampton shipping historian, Terry Yarwood, said: “Frankly I do not think there will be the desire to travel on a vessel named, Titanic, so inextricably linked to the most famous of shipping disasters.

“Many believe the name is jinxed.”

But the Queensland businessman, who made headlines when he announced plans to construct a modern-day Titanic, featuring 840 cabins, in April this year, is convinced his idea will be a winner.

Mr Palmer has now caused further controversy, when he revealed detailed drawings and blueprints of the ship, by banning pensioners from the proposed vessel’s casino.

He said it would be restricted to first class passengers, to ensure those who could not afford to lose money would not be allowed to enter.

Mr Palmer said: “There’ll be some sort of screening process, and as we will be in international waters we’ll probably be able to stop pensioners from entering.’’ Mr Palmer has signed a letter of intent with a Chinese shipyard and commissioned a number of ship design and marine engineering companies to ensure the planned ship will be compliant with all current safety and construction regulations.

Slightly wider than the original Titanic to improve “stability’’, the new 40,000-ton ship would feature a number of key differences including the addition of a “safety deck’’ with “proper lifeboats’’.

 

 

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1:16pm Wed 18 Jul 12

bazzeroz says...

'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool?
'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool? bazzeroz
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1:18pm Wed 18 Jul 12

sotonbusdriver says...

Can see the idea, sinking
Can see the idea, sinking sotonbusdriver
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1:23pm Wed 18 Jul 12

olddellsaint says...

Please don't let it go anywhere Iceland.

This is great news, lets hope does come off, I was very privileged as a young mush born in Southampton in the era of the 'Mary and Lizzy' me and my old mates used to rush down to the Docks instead of school, so that we could help clean these great Lady's of the sea, but to see a replica of the Titanic would be the Icing on the cake for me and many more of my age.
Please don't let it go anywhere Iceland. This is great news, lets hope does come off, I was very privileged as a young mush born in Southampton in the era of the 'Mary and Lizzy' me and my old mates used to rush down to the Docks instead of school, so that we could help clean these great Lady's of the sea, but to see a replica of the Titanic would be the Icing on the cake for me and many more of my age. olddellsaint
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1:37pm Wed 18 Jul 12

soton1980 says...

If this does happen, it will be a shame that it will be built in China and not in Britain.
If this does happen, it will be a shame that it will be built in China and not in Britain. soton1980
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1:39pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Beer Monster says...

bazzeroz wrote:
'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool?
Indeed, and built in Belfast - ill fated, some say, because somebody had written "No Pope" on the rudder... dunno if that's true though.
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: 'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool?[/p][/quote]Indeed, and built in Belfast - ill fated, some say, because somebody had written "No Pope" on the rudder... dunno if that's true though. Beer Monster
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1:56pm Wed 18 Jul 12

wossit says...

I would love to see it in Southampton waters, it will make a change from the P&0's off the shelf modular liners. I don't know if its just me the only way and can tell them apart is to read the name off the bow ?
I would love to see it in Southampton waters, it will make a change from the P&0's off the shelf modular liners. I don't know if its just me the only way and can tell them apart is to read the name off the bow ? wossit
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2:35pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL.

Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.
Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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3:17pm Wed 18 Jul 12

localnews says...

Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL.

Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.
why do you insult Southampton
[quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.[/p][/quote]why do you insult Southampton localnews
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3:31pm Wed 18 Jul 12

wossit says...

It did'nt actual visit liverpool, it was only registered there as this is where White Star's head office was based in James Street
It did'nt actual visit liverpool, it was only registered there as this is where White Star's head office was based in James Street wossit
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3:33pm Wed 18 Jul 12

southy says...

Titanic and ice any one
Titanic and ice any one southy
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4:32pm Wed 18 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

I believe Francesco Schettino hasn't got a job at the moment if they want an experienced Captain.
I believe Francesco Schettino hasn't got a job at the moment if they want an experienced Captain. OSPREYSAINT
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4:51pm Wed 18 Jul 12

dopplershift says...

Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.
Reel your neck in you're embarrassing yourself. The Titanic so no more Liverpool's than the QE2 is ours.
[quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.[/p][/quote]Reel your neck in you're embarrassing yourself. The Titanic so no more Liverpool's than the QE2 is ours. dopplershift
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5:12pm Wed 18 Jul 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

just make sure lots of top bankers opposed to the federal reserve are not on board this time.
just make sure lots of top bankers opposed to the federal reserve are not on board this time. arthur dalyrimple
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5:19pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Poppy22 says...

Let Liverpool have this one. A very insensitve and tasteless business idea!
Let Liverpool have this one. A very insensitve and tasteless business idea! Poppy22
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8:27pm Wed 18 Jul 12

opera phantom says...

bazzeroz wrote:
'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool?
Nothing to do with Southampton or Liverpool when it comes to fate.
It is down to Belfast. Nothing to do with the guys that built it, but short cuts taken by the company responsible for quality to cut cost. ie Crap Rivets, Bulk heads not high enough and so on.
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: 'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with Southampton or Liverpool when it comes to fate. It is down to Belfast. Nothing to do with the guys that built it, but short cuts taken by the company responsible for quality to cut cost. ie Crap Rivets, Bulk heads not high enough and so on. opera phantom
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10:34pm Wed 18 Jul 12

andysaints007 says...

dopplershift wrote:
Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.
Reel your neck in you're embarrassing yourself. The Titanic so no more Liverpool's than the QE2 is ours.
Don't waste your time with him dopplershift - he's a complete tw@t and will argue about anything! Liverpool is so great but he still won't f*ck off back up there for some reason!!
[quote][p][bold]dopplershift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.[/p][/quote]Reel your neck in you're embarrassing yourself. The Titanic so no more Liverpool's than the QE2 is ours.[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time with him dopplershift - he's a complete tw@t and will argue about anything! Liverpool is so great but he still won't f*ck off back up there for some reason!! andysaints007
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10:35pm Wed 18 Jul 12

andysaints007 says...

opera phantom wrote:
bazzeroz wrote:
'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool?
Nothing to do with Southampton or Liverpool when it comes to fate.
It is down to Belfast. Nothing to do with the guys that built it, but short cuts taken by the company responsible for quality to cut cost. ie Crap Rivets, Bulk heads not high enough and so on.
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]opera phantom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: 'Southampton's ill fated liner' ?? Wasn't it registered in Liverpool?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with Southampton or Liverpool when it comes to fate. It is down to Belfast. Nothing to do with the guys that built it, but short cuts taken by the company responsible for quality to cut cost. ie Crap Rivets, Bulk heads not high enough and so on.[/p][/quote]Well said! andysaints007
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11:54pm Wed 18 Jul 12

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

localnews wrote:
Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL.

Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.
why do you insult Southampton
Stating what I said was not an insult against Southampton but a statement of fact.

The Titanic was built for and owned by the White Star Line whose headquarters where Albion House (also known as the White Star Building) which is a Grade II* listed building located in Liverpool, England. It was constructed between 1896 and 1898 and is positioned on the corner of James Street and the Strand across from the Pier Head.

The ship was also registered in Liverpool, so I think you should agree that this ship had nothing to do with Southampton except for using it as a base to operate from.
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.[/p][/quote]why do you insult Southampton[/p][/quote]Stating what I said was not an insult against Southampton but a statement of fact. The Titanic was built for and owned by the White Star Line whose headquarters where Albion House (also known as the White Star Building) which is a Grade II* listed building located in Liverpool, England. It was constructed between 1896 and 1898 and is positioned on the corner of James Street and the Strand across from the Pier Head. The ship was also registered in Liverpool, so I think you should agree that this ship had nothing to do with Southampton except for using it as a base to operate from. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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1:19am Thu 19 Jul 12

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

andysaints007 wrote:
dopplershift wrote:
Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.
Reel your neck in you're embarrassing yourself. The Titanic so no more Liverpool's than the QE2 is ours.
Don't waste your time with him dopplershift - he's a complete tw@t and will argue about anything! Liverpool is so great but he still won't f*ck off back up there for some reason!!
Oh !!! you're back again, thought this paper would have banned you since all you do is lower the tone of any discussion here.
Just for your information , yes I am a born and bred Liverpudlian and I have in the past lived in South Wales and Coventry. However I have lived near Liverpool for the last 36 years.
Thanks to the web I contribute when necessary to your paper, factual information when I feel that inaccurate and misleading things are said about my home city.
Liverpool is in no way perfect , but having seen items in this paper concerning Southampton , the same can also be said about this city.
The difference between you and I, is that I am proud of my city . You on the other hand by your outbursts of bad language towards me and even other people from Southampton, show nothing but contempt and hatred to me and the city of Southampton. I would like to suggest on behalf of everyone who contributes to this forum .........

GROW UP , HAVE A LITTLE MORE RESPECT FOR YOURSELF AND OTHER PEOPLE .
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dopplershift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: Please don't insult the memory of the Titanic, it was built in Belfast and it was registered in LIVERPOOL. Do not try to re-write history, the Titanic was, whether you like it or not, a Liverpool registered ship.[/p][/quote]Reel your neck in you're embarrassing yourself. The Titanic so no more Liverpool's than the QE2 is ours.[/p][/quote]Don't waste your time with him dopplershift - he's a complete tw@t and will argue about anything! Liverpool is so great but he still won't f*ck off back up there for some reason!![/p][/quote]Oh !!! you're back again, thought this paper would have banned you since all you do is lower the tone of any discussion here. Just for your information , yes I am a born and bred Liverpudlian and I have in the past lived in South Wales and Coventry. However I have lived near Liverpool for the last 36 years. Thanks to the web I contribute when necessary to your paper, factual information when I feel that inaccurate and misleading things are said about my home city. Liverpool is in no way perfect , but having seen items in this paper concerning Southampton , the same can also be said about this city. The difference between you and I, is that I am proud of my city . You on the other hand by your outbursts of bad language towards me and even other people from Southampton, show nothing but contempt and hatred to me and the city of Southampton. I would like to suggest on behalf of everyone who contributes to this forum ......... GROW UP , HAVE A LITTLE MORE RESPECT FOR YOURSELF AND OTHER PEOPLE . Proud from LIVERPOOL
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10:30pm Fri 20 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

A large Ice berg has broken free from Greenland and is waiting for the new Titanic to arrive.....
A large Ice berg has broken free from Greenland and is waiting for the new Titanic to arrive..... OSPREYSAINT
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