Work Recommenced on Titanic II
The Chairman of Blue Star Line Clive Palmer has confirmed that work has recommenced on the construction of Titanic ll.
The vessel is expected to be put into service on the London – New York route across the Atlantic in 2022. She will replicate the Titanic in length (882 feet, 269 meters) but will be a few meters wider to provide additional stability.
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. This caused the Titanic II project to be suspended, but, late in 2017 the Western Australian Supreme Court ordered that Citic pay the money and work has recommenced.
“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 to produce the highest level of luxurious comfort,’’ Palmer said.
“The ship will follow the original journey, carrying passengers from Southampton to New York, but she will also circumnavigate the globe, inspiring and enchanting people while attracting unrivaled attention, intrigue and mystery in every port she visits,” says Palmer.
Palmer remains one of Australia’s wealthiest citizens with the Australian Financial Review estimating his personal wealth at approximately $3 billion in 2018.