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Titanic II to have 'safety deck': Australian tycoon
AFP ^ | July 16, 2012 | Madeleine Coorey

Posted on 07/17/2012 8:41:22 AM PDT by C19fan

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer Tuesday said his modern-day version of the Titanic will retain the first, second and third-class divisions of the original and include a new "safety" deck. Releasing the preliminary plans and drawings for the Titanic II, which is to be built in China, mining tycoon Palmer said the massive vessel would have the original nine decks plus an additional safety deck. "This is to ensure the vessel is fully compliant with the current regulations which require passenger ships to, as much as possible and practicable, keep the distance from the lifeboat launching area to the waterline as low as possible," Palmer said in a statement to AFP.

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TOPICS: History; Travel
KEYWORDS: australia; billionaire; china; clivepalmer; iceberg; titanic
I never gotten into the whole Titanic story. But I admire the ship for its aesthetics and the technological marvel it was. Also, compared to today's cruise liners it has a wonderful elegance to it although the fourth funnel stack was a huge ornament. I would love to go on that ship and be an Edwardian for a few days. Although I would not suffer traveling in third class with the rabble, hee hee.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 8:41:31 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

How many life boats are they having?


2 posted on 07/17/2012 8:49:05 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: C19fan

I wonder if they’ll try to dock at the old White Star Line pier in NYC?


3 posted on 07/17/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by MeganC (If you are hell-bent on delaying maturity you will likely succeed.)
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To: MeganC

While the SS United States quietly rusts away...


4 posted on 07/17/2012 9:05:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“While the SS United States quietly rusts away...”

From what I understand that ship is just not worth fixing to return to service. It may not even make financial sense as a hotel like the Queen Mary is.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 9:08:54 AM PDT by MeganC (If you are hell-bent on delaying maturity you will likely succeed.)
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To: MeganC
I had read there was an effort to rejuvenate the vessel.
6 posted on 07/17/2012 9:13:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: WKUHilltopper

“How many life boats are they having?”

It doesn’t make any difference. Today’s captains will say they slipped and just happened to fall into a life boat.

I wouldn’t go on that ship if I were given free passage.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 9:26:07 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: C19fan

Professionals built the Titanic, Amateurs built the Ark.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 9:32:03 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

If the Chinese are building it you are more likely to die of lead poisoning after a day or two aboard anyway. ;-)


9 posted on 07/17/2012 9:32:03 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: C19fan

Maybe Mr. Clive Palmer should purchase a couple of airliners and call his company “The Hindenburg II.”


10 posted on 07/17/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Average Al

“If the Chinese are building it you are more likely to die of lead poisoning after a day or two aboard anyway. ;-)”

I will not argue that.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 9:41:58 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: C19fan

They might consider some life boats and a depth finder.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 10:02:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: C19fan

Titanic II: worst idea ever.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 10:04:48 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: C19fan

On third thought, he should buy himself some crematoriums around the world. His company’s named would be “Auschwitz II.”

I am sorry folks. I am just too disgusted by someone making money off a huge tragedy so why stop at “Titanic?”

I am beginning to wipe tears.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 10:09:09 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Average Al

“If the Chinese are building it you are more likely to die of lead poisoning after a day or two aboard anyway. ;-)”

It depends on which “china” it’s being built in... RoC, or PRC?


15 posted on 07/17/2012 10:11:31 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

Good point! :-)


16 posted on 07/17/2012 11:19:57 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
While the SS United States quietly rusts away...

From what I remember the SS-U.S. basically tried to fill a niche that dried up. They went for speed over all-out luxury and the trans atlantic air services made their product obsolete. Once that happened they didn't have the max-luxury to fall back on.
17 posted on 07/17/2012 11:27:39 AM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: C19fan

Made in China. That’s all you need to know.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 11:35:00 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DJlaysitup

You’re essentially correct.
As someone who crossed the Pacific six times, (a two week journey) I would’ve appreciated more speed.


19 posted on 07/17/2012 11:44:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

DC 10’s.

Cheers,
Jim


20 posted on 07/17/2012 7:06:46 PM PDT by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (limit one per customer))
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To: C19fan; a fool in paradise
What about poop deck?


21 posted on 07/17/2012 7:10:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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