Do you believe Clive Palmer’s vision will come to life? It will faithfully recreate the original. US election 2020: Who is ahead in the states still counting? Paul Clifton, transport correspondent, BBC News south. Things seemed to be going according to plan … though nobody really knew what that plan was. Who is America's youngest Congressman since 1965? Clive Palmer last announced progress on the Titanic ll project in 2015 when work was suspended due to his flagship company, Mineralogy, being in dispute with Chinese Government owned Citic Limited over the non-payment of hundreds of millions of dollars of royalties owed to Palmer … Every fiber of my being is telling me that we will never see the Titanic 2 as Mr. Palmer has envisioned it, and while the novelty of it has been fun to think about for the last few years, I think it’s time for our hearts … to go on. Plans include lovingly recreated Turkish baths, and the First Class ballroom where musicians where said to have dutifully played their last song as the ship kiltered and sank. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. Amid great fanfare and lots of celebrity meals, Clive Palmer announced in 2012 that he was building a full size replica that would meet all present day safety standards.

But you'll still be able to dine in early-20th century finery. He said the replica of the ill-fated Titanic would feature a number of key differences including the addition of a "safety deck" with "proper lifeboats". "Our love goes out to the families of the titanic," he said. “But she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivalled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits.”. © 2020 BBC. In 2013, a YouTube channel belonging to the Blue Star Line (Palmer’s company overseeing the project) posted a promotional video hyping up how the ship would have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-class amenities. The new ship is planned to have a gross tonnage (GT) of 56,000 while the original ship measured about 46,000 gross register tons (GRT). You can also reach me at A brief recap might be in order to remind everyone about this project. RELATED: Psychic’s eerie Titanic prediction. “Citic Limited was just exporting millions of dollars of Mineralogy resources and refusing to pay for them,” Mr Palmer said. According to its online news diary, design work and wave testing on a model of the proposed replica have been completed. There are mixed reports as to whether construction is already underway, with little detail as to location or new project deadlines with 2022 being the latest prediction. And it will trace the maiden voyage of its namesake, starting in Dubai and then taking the same North Atlantic route from Southampton, England to New York. VideoThe man who feeds hundreds of parrots every day, Striking news pictures from around the world. In a statement, the Australian firm said: "Now those matters have been resolved, work has recommenced to build and operate Titanic ll.". Clive Palmer's dream of building a $600 million replica version of doomed ocean liner, RMS Titanic, may be sinking. Mr Palmer recently announced the Titanic II project would open its European headquarters in Paris, rather than London, because he wanted the office in Europe post-Brexit.

See for yourself: The latest news I was able to surface for Titanic 2 comes from an October 2018 report from CNN and Cruise Arabia which now states 2022 as the launch of the ship.

Sean Connolly's life in travel: Why wear a life jacket in the kitchen? EXACTLY 110 years after the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in one of the world’s most infamous disasters at sea, an ambitious successor will set off to finally complete its doomed maiden voyage. But wait—I thought cost was no object? Certainly the most damning evidence against Blue Star Line is that their trademark is listed as dead and abandoned since February 19, 2015. Learn how your comment data is processed. All times AEDT (GMT +11). Picture: Dave TaconSource:News Corp Australia. "Titanic [II] comes from a time when the world was different, when there was a different culture, a different way of living. The outspoken businessman said a casino would most probably be restricted to first class passengers only to ensure those who could not afford to lose money didn't.

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