Summer 2013

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Article by Chris Landers

Photo of Titanic II

China Daily reported in February that a state-owned shipyard there was gearing up to build a ship for Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer. The 885-foot ship, scheduled for a maiden voyage in 2016, is a replica of its famous namesake, and will be christened Titanic II.

Palmer told Reuters news service that he was "not too superstitious" about recreating the ill-fated White Star liner. He hoped to travel third class on the maiden voyage, "like Leonardo does.".