Monday, April 30, 2012

das boot

Clive Palmer, an Australian billionaire who made his fortune in mining, is planning to build a modernized replica of the Titanic and sail it from London to New York. The maiden voyage is scheduled for 2016.

How much ego, I wonder, does it take to duplicate a project which has become a universal symbol of hubris?

The ship, to be christened Titanic II will be built in a Chinese boatyard, CSC Jinling, and is the first of a projected fleet which will sail under the banner of Palmer's new Blue Star Line.

The maiden voyage of Titanic II should be an exciting experience for everyone who books passage on her. If you're planning on doing so, don't forget your snorkeling gear.

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