Palmer releases Titanic II plans
SPOTLIGHT seeking mining magnate Clive Palmer has released the plans for his "Titanic II" project, which he believes could be sea-faring before 2017.
In a statement with attached plans, Mr Palmer said Finnish design firm Deltamarin had created the drawings for Palmer's own shipping firm Blue Star Line.
The new Titanic - according to the drawings - would have nine decks with first, second and third class plus officer and crew accommodation.
"These plans underline the commitment and progression Blue Star Line has for the Titanic II project," Professor Palmer said.
He said from deck D upwards Deltamarin kept the public rooms, passenger stairs, cabins and other features in similar locations as in the original ship.
The original sank on April 15 1912, killing more than 1500 people.
The Titanic II would sail from China to England before her maiden passenger voyage retracing its original journey.
"Blue Star Line's website continues to receive an overwhelming response from people expressing an interest in receiving regular updates from us or requesting information on how to secure bookings for Titanic II's maiden voyage," Professor Palmer said.
The billionaire made the surprise announcement in April, 100 years after the first Titanic tragedy.
Mr Palmer said the ship will be built by Chinese firm CSC Jinling Shipyard.
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