Titanic II, a fully functional replica all set to be launched in 2018

10 February 2016, 10:01 PM

After 106 years, Titanic II will again set assail in 2018. The RMS Titanic sank into the North Atlantic Ocean during its maiden voyage in 1912.

A fully functional replica of RMS Titanic will be launched by Australian billionaire Clive Palmer and his company, Blue Star Line in 2018.

This updated version will be physically identical to the original Titanic ship with a number of small changes to meet the modern safety requirements. This cruise ship will be four metres wider, with its hull welded together.

It will also offer first, second and third class tickets. The new cruise ship will have adequate safety requirements in terms of lifeboats, marine evacuation system, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems.

The replica Titanic will have nine floors, 840 cabins to accommodate 2,400 passengers and 900 crew members. It will also accommodate swimming pool, Turkish baths and gyms for leisure.

James McDonald, the marketing director of Blue Star Line said: "The new Titanic will of course have modern evacuation procedures, satellite controls, digital navigation and radar systems and all those things you'd expect on a 21st century ship.

The ship’s maiden voyage will be from Jiangsu in Eastern China to Dubai. The original Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 after a collision with with an iceberg in North Atlantic which had claimed more than 1,500lives of  passengers and crew members.

First Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 21:56 [IST]
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