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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
    No
    merlinskiss
    +9
    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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  • being me 2012/05/03 00:06:25
    Yes
    being me
    If I didn't have kids.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/05/03 00:02:12
    No
    jackolantyrn356
    I;m not a Vampire Marxist sucking out the l;ife blood of his trillion dollar compasny. I could not aford it. I'm a noirmal honest person and not a theif.
  • SneakyPete 2012/05/02 23:47:35
    Yes
    SneakyPete
    +1
    Why not.... Would be interesting and enjoyable.
  • addie SneakyPete 2012/05/03 01:07:32
    addie
    How so? I really do not get it.
  • 13_Junk... addie 2012/05/03 04:02:43
    13_JunkyardDog
    Well, you could pose naked for a rather attractive young man named Jack for starters....
  • addie 13_Junk... 2012/05/03 05:09:35
    addie
    Okay! lol
  • TaurusNYC 2012/05/02 23:36:33
    No
    TaurusNYC
    Is he going to rebuild and reenact the iceberg as well? Then what's the point?
  • Karl 2012/05/02 23:27:30
    No
    Karl
    Hey, I saw Titanic 2. I know where this is going. Btw, if you haven't seen Titanic 2, don't. It was just absolutely horrible. The only good part was the fact that everyone died in the end.
  • blessed 2012/05/02 23:21:55
    No
    blessed
    No way. Not even remotely interested. But I agree with Merlinskiss.
  • Tony Bensley 2012/05/02 23:20:36
    Yes
    Tony Bensley
    If finances weren't an issue, which unfortunately, they are, I would definitely be onboard, both literally and figuratively speaking!
  • Stacie 2012/05/02 23:14:31
    Yes
    Stacie
    I have always been fascinated by the Titanic and it's tragic story.

    I would give anything to be a passenger on this voyage!
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/02 23:08:25
  • Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan... 2012/05/02 22:59:42
    No
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    I fear the recreation might be too well made, if you know what I mean.
  • RhinoRT 2012/05/02 22:55:11
    Yes
    RhinoRT
    +2
    I would go in a heartbeat! there would not be a lifeboat issue because if I'm not mistaken it has long been the law that there is enough lifeboats to cover every passenger.
    and I am sure there would be an entourage of boats following such a high profile event.
    and the radar, sonar, satellite technology would ensure safe "iceberg free" navigation
    besides I may meet some hot little redhead that would let me do a nude portrait cheesy smile
  • belle 2012/05/02 22:43:25
    Yes
    belle
    Would love to make the trip and relive that era of time. Probably waste of money, but if I could go I would not be concerned about a second sinking.
  • addie belle 2012/05/03 01:10:09
    addie
    Really, you would not worry? The copy they just did a couple of weeks ago had a very bad time of it for a while. lol
  • belle addie 2012/05/20 00:21:45
    belle
    +1
    I would be willing to go if I could afford it. I would want an elevator, couldn't climb all those stairs. Hope they would have an event for for dressing of that period of time,

    titatic clothing
  • addie belle 2012/05/20 04:20:07
    addie
    +1
    OMG I love that!
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/05/02 22:40:28
    Yes
    Wayne TH G 333
    +1
    Hope he builds it, I would love to!
  • Andrea 2012/05/02 22:23:38
    No
    Andrea
    +1
    When it is your turn to go you will go, whether on land or sea. I would definitely go. And my answer should be YES, not no.
  • Amubieyah Samuel 2012/05/02 21:55:56
    Yes
    Amubieyah Samuel
    without boat that is suicidal mission which one should not risk.
  • john 2012/05/02 21:34:28
    No
    john
    +1
    Only if Leo is gonna draw me nekkid.
  • KoolGuyL 2012/05/02 20:58:52
    Yes
    KoolGuyL
    +3
    Don't have to worry about that iceberg. Climate change took care of that.
  • alun.palmer 2012/05/02 20:58:18
    No
    alun.palmer
    Not likely. It would be bound to hit another bloody iceberg! And a true replica wouldn't have enough lifeboats, LOL!
  • KoolGuyL alun.pa... 2012/05/02 20:59:36
    KoolGuyL
    +1
    Naw, thanks to climate change there isn't many icebergs around there anymore.
  • jere.chievres 2012/05/02 20:56:50
    No
    jere.chievres
    No way.
  • AM 2012/05/02 20:12:25
  • jere.ch... AM 2012/05/02 20:59:04
    jere.chievres
    My thought also. and I have been on several cruises don't need another one.
  • addie AM 2012/05/03 01:14:46
    addie
    I thought that as well, "dispespectful, morbid and creepy." Although, it could be done with respect.
  • LeAnn 2012/05/02 20:04:55
    Yes
    LeAnn
    +3
    But only if it has enough lifeboats this time around. I keep seeing that it's being "fitted with fancy technology to ensure a safe trip," but every article I have seen has said NOTHING about an adequate number of lifeboats. Not to mention it says: "Aside from "state-of-the-art engineering" and a diesel engine, the ship will be as close to the original as possible..."

    Ummm, "close to the original"....the original lacked the lifeboats :/

    Most people would probably think "Duh, that's a given that this one will have them." But, you'd think it would have been a "given" on the original also. Until I see IN WRITING that Titanic II will have ENOUGH LIFEBOATS, I don't want to be near it, lol. But other than that, I do think it would be pretty amazing to cruise on it.
  • Shayla LeAnn 2012/05/02 21:52:06
    Shayla
    +2
    Well, following the sinking of the Titanic, new laws were put into place, including one that requires ships to have enough lifeboats for everyone. I don't think they can ignore the law just because it's a replica. I guess it wasn't a given back then because the laws at the time were outdated - Titanic actually had more lifeboats than required. So I would think this new Titanic will have enough lifeboats!
  • LeAnn Shayla 2012/05/03 03:36:57
    LeAnn
    +2
    Oh! Well thank you for telling me! I was not aware of that :)
  • Shayla LeAnn 2012/05/03 20:33:51
    Shayla
    +2
    You're welcome! :)
  • gbudavid 2012/05/02 20:03:40
    No
    gbudavid
    +2
    I would go to sea with Thor Heyerdahl First:)
  • JQHiggins 2012/05/02 19:58:36
    Yes
    JQHiggins
    +2
    Can't wait! Just don't run out of ice.
  • jackie 2012/05/02 19:58:11
    No
    jackie
    +1
    No................ Just because its the titanic.
  • hasher 2012/05/02 19:52:41
    Yes
    hasher
    +2
    i think it would be fun
  • belle hasher 2012/05/20 18:26:50
    belle
    I agree we could party together,
  • Kirino 2012/05/02 19:45:01
  • jere.ch... Kirino 2012/05/02 21:01:29
    jere.chievres
    +1
    I am not superstitious, but it would be so much smaller than a modern ship it will roll more in the sea., and I don,t enjoy that.

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