Deltamarin to Oversee Regulation Compliance for Titanic II
Blue Star Line has contracted Deltamarin to continue with the design of Titanic II. The company will oversee design and project management, including compliance with regulations including SOLAS 2020 and the Energy Efficiency Design Index.
The project, led by Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, will see Titanic II mimic the design of the original Titanic. Blue Star Line will create an authentic Titanic experience, providing passengers with a ship that has the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel, while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods and 21st century technology.
She will carry almost exactly the same number of people on board - 2,400 passengers and 900 crew. Her first voyage will start in Dubai and then take the same North Atlantic route from Southampton to New York as was planned for the original vessel. After that, she will sail other global routes.
“Millions have dreamt of sailing on her, seeing her in port and experiencing her unique majesty. Titanic ll will be the ship where those dreams come true,’’ Palmer said.
The vessel, being built in China, is due to sail in 2022, 110 years after the original Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in 1912.
Palmer’s company Blue Star Line has been working on the $700 million Titanic II project since 2012 and recently resumed construction of the replica after the project stalled due to financial disputes.
In December last year, Palmer announced the appointment of V.Ships Leisure as the official ship management services partner.