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Australian billionaire building ‘unsinkable’ Titanic II


CANBERRA: An Australian billionaire said on Monday he'll build a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard and its maiden voyage in late 2016 will be from England to New York, just like its namesake planned.

Weeks after the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the original Titanic, Clive Palmer announced on Monday he has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the Titanic II.

"It is going to be designed so it won't sink," the mining and tourism tycoon said. "It will be designed as a modern ship with all the technology to ensure that doesn't happen."

"It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic, but ... will have state-of-theart 21st-century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," Palmer said in a statement. The new Titanic will have the same dimension as its old version with 840 rooms and nine decks.

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