Man Is Rebuilding and Reenacting the Voyage of the Titanic: Would You Go?

News 2012/05/02 13:00:00
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Clive Palmer, an Australian billionaire mining mogul, has announced that he wants to not only build an exact replica of the Titanic, but also wants to reenact the ship's ill-fated maiden journey. Er, without that whole sinking part. He's skipping that. And okay, it's not going to be an exact replica. It's going to be fitted with fancy technology to ensure a safe trip. Though we imagine passengers might still feel some anxiety on day four.

When asked if he thought the so-called Titanic II was sinkable -- a sly reference to the original's misnomer -- Palmer replied, "Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it ... It will be designed as a modern ship with all the technology to ensure that doesn't happen. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen." Aside from "state-of-the-art engineering" and a diesel engine, the ship will be as close to the original as possible. Would you be nervous if you had a chance to be on-board a replica Titanic ship?

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  • merlinskiss 2012/05/02 17:35:26
    Unless you invited all 525 members of congress and actually sank it. Then they could get a taste of what they are doing to this country. Otherwise, its a waste of money... We all know what happens ad nauseum.

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  • Lee 2013/01/14 03:40:00
    I wouldn't because mostly out of respect for the victims of the Titanic and 3 other important reasons: Olympic, Britannica and Concordia! Accidents happen but the captain's actions were very shocking. No thanks
  • ajoy 2012/09/30 17:21:30
    I think that what happened to the last ship was, they doubted God's authority, and abilities. If you remember, in the movie Titanic, Billy Zane's character, Cal, said at the beginning of the movie: "Not even God could sink this ship." He was basically saying that the people who created Titanic, are much powerful and more able than God. I think that as long as this man keeps a humble heart about this project, and puts God first, everything will go fine in recreating this ship.
  • Iceberg 2012/07/18 00:35:27
    I can't wait to hit that up.
  • stephen 2012/05/23 03:22:16
    sure why not...as long as he doesnt perposely ram it into an ice burg or challenge God to sink it
  • Brynn 2012/05/16 09:14:00
    I'd rather reenact this one:

    inglorious bastards
  • Susan<3Life 2012/05/13 00:43:02
    As long as they don't call it unsinkable sure, but I'm bringing a boat or a helicopter or something just in case.
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/05/08 02:54:38
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    Yeah, as long as they guaranteed no iceberg re-enactments.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/05/08 02:53:00
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    I just saw the movie "Jaws" the other night so I think I'll skip it, just in case it sinks again.
  • wtw 2012/05/07 00:10:57
    If someone else paid!
  • Username? What's that? 2012/05/06 21:06:09
    Username? What's that?
    But I'm taking my choppa with me!

    get to the choppa gif
  • Anna 2012/05/06 03:42:13
    Remind me, what happened to that other "unsinkable" ship again?
  • Richard 2012/05/04 19:10:50
    Why, it sank 100 years ago?
  • Reggie☮ 2012/05/04 16:07:32
    I won't be taking the maiden voyage.
  • Dyonus 2012/05/04 13:42:51
    I would. It's history in the making and they're obviously not making the same mistakes as the first ship, plus they have so many advances in technology in place to aid it. People who think it's dangerous are either superstitious or ignorant to the safety precautions this man has to take in order to ensure a safe voyage.

    Besides, the ship's name is not cursed. I hardly think history is going to repeat itself given the changes and so forth. The saying about history repeating itself because of repeating mistakes does not apply here as the man is clearly not repeating the mistakes of the previous voyage.

    The people who voted "no" for that reason need to learn to read.
  • ontinashi 2012/05/04 00:32:24
    If the water is not freezing =.=
  • AprilHunter 2012/05/03 23:18:56
    Are they also reenacting all of the events up to and ending with its sinking?
  • Keith 2012/05/03 19:28:07
    We know how it ends. Sounds like the Civil War reenactors. It doesn't change the outcome.
  • CassiaRei Keith 2012/05/04 18:46:21
    So you're saying that even though in the last 100 years MASSIVE improvements and discoveries in that sort of technology - The outcome won't change at all and The Titanic II will still sink in exactly the same way?
  • Keith CassiaRei 2012/05/04 19:17:04
    No. A genuine reenactment of the Titanic voyage would entail using the same technologies available 100 years ago. Coal smoke doesn't agree with me. I'm sure Titanic II won't sink.
  • jimbo999 2012/05/03 19:23:09
    I would love to go.
  • Jdogg 2012/05/03 19:20:04
    He should use the money to help the less fortunate in his country Instead.
  • Dyonus Jdogg 2012/05/04 13:44:51
    How do you know he doesn't already help the less fortunate? People who see others spend a lot of money assume those people don't give to charities even though they don't actually know. I don't either. That's why I'm not assuming.

    I'm sure you spend money on things you don't need. Why aren't you giving that to charity?
  • MacBlackadder21 2012/05/03 16:00:19
    It might be deja vu and I don't want anyone to get killed by terrorist or pirates.
  • hobo 2012/05/03 15:18:24
    Is the ship unsinkable?
  • AprilHu... hobo 2012/05/03 23:20:29
    The one in 1912 supposedly was. One never knows until the damn thing sinks.
  • Mark 2012/05/03 14:36:28
    Would be really cool, but I aint going as steerage.
  • mamacrash 2012/05/03 14:31:18
    As much as I would love to take a cruise that one is not on my list.
  • Tank 2012/05/03 13:49:32 (edited)
    I've got better things to do with my time, and I'm not very interested in the Titanic anyway (it's not that I completely don't care for it as a historical thing that happened, just that there are things that interest and matter to me much, much more. E.g stuff that is happening and is very relevant right now, or more interesting historical things etc.).
  • WRLO56 2012/05/03 12:38:16
    Frankly, I'm not even sure I understand the question. Even if was an exact replica with the original navigation equipment, what are the chances of it hitting an iceberg today? I don't see how this would be any more dangerous than sailing on any other cruise ship. If anything, I'd be much more worried about pirates or terrorists than any superstitious nonsense about the name.
  • MacBlac... WRLO56 2012/05/03 15:57:33
    I was thinking the same thing and that is why I don't want to go on it :( unless if I had a gun to counter the bastards who want to rob/ or kill anybody.
  • Maverick Capitalist 2012/05/03 12:08:28
    Maverick Capitalist
    As long as the captain stays away from the old Titantic and assuming he doesn't hire that Italian cruise ship captain or the captain of the Exxon Valdez..
  • WRLO56 Maveric... 2012/05/03 12:32:14
    If you care to check your facts, you'll find that the captain of the Exxon Valdez (Joseph Hazelwood) actually had nothing to do with the grounding of the ship. The ship was on course and on schedule when he handed over control to the third mate who was fully qualified, on paper to take over at that point. It was the third mate, stone cold sober, who misread his position on the chart, misidentified a clearly visible beacon, and started his turn much too soon.

    I'd much sooner sail with Captain Hazelwood in charge than with that third mate.
  • Freeranger 2012/05/03 11:52:48
    You know, I would like to go. Not so much to reenact the event, but to participate in the reenactment of the people aboard.
  • LisaSmith 2012/05/03 11:47:16 (edited)
    I don't like being on big bodies of water.
  • AnonRanGER 2012/05/03 10:38:05 (edited)
    In a heartbeat. Probably gonna be pretty expensive though, so I'd have to save Kate Winslet from killing herself to get into 1st class.


    Also, I rolled my eyes when I saw that people can't even keep f-ing politics out of a poll about the Titanic... and they even get top opinion. How retarded is that? It goes like this:

    "Do you like pie?"
    "Well, I like it better than the Obama administration, that's for sure!" = 87 raves, top opinion

    WTF? A gazillion political polls not enough for you to express your hatred? I'm talking to both sides here, btw.
  • MacBlac... AnonRanGER 2012/05/03 15:59:17
    I see what you said there :D
  • Matt 2012/05/03 10:09:29
    not that it matters - the guys worth over 5 billion dollars so could build it and be the only passenger onboard without losing too much money...
  • Somkey the Hores 2012/05/03 08:19:23 (edited)
    Somkey the Hores
    I know what HAPPENED to the Titanic. If it DOESN'T sink, what's the point?
  • AnonRanGER Somkey ... 2012/05/03 10:43:29
    Well, it's still a pretty awesome ship full of luxury, and this one is a replica of the most famous ship ever (no, the Ark doesn't count). It definitely makes it stand out from the other gazillion luxury cruise liners. Good business.
    They'll probably need 20 security guards to keep people from trying to yell "I'M THE KING OF THE WORLD!" from the tip of the ship, which btw was off-limits to passengers on the original Titanic as well.
  • Somkey ... AnonRanGER 2012/05/04 06:59:16
    Somkey the Hores
    Waste O' Money.

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