Billionaire Commissions "Titanic II"

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Australian Billionaire Chris Palmer has announced plans to build a 21st century version of the Titanic, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Almost exactly a century after the doomed maiden voyage of the original Titanic, the mining magnate announced plans to build a new ship that would be ready to sail in 2016. the Titanic II would be build as close to the specifications of the original as possible, but with 21st century amenities and technology.

"It is going to be designed so it won't sink,'' Palmer told the BBC. ''But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen.''

The attention-grabbing new boat is just a part of Palmer's recent expansion into tourism, which also includes a luxury resort and other cruise ships.

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I am thrilled that there is going to be another Titanic. Will it be a cruise or more like a transport ship? I'm hoping for a cruise. However, can you imagine the same conversation piece on the boat;'So you think this boat is tougher then the first?'

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