An Australian entrepreneur is planning to build a replica of the ill-fated luxury cruise ship, the Titantic in China, reports The Globe and Mail. Mr. Clive Palmer, the owner of Blue Star Line Pty., has reportedly signed an agreement with state-owned Chinese company, CSC Jingling Shipyard, to build Titantic II.
It also has been reported that more than 40,000 people would like to be on the maiden voyage of the Titantic II. The New York Times reported that the project could cost more than $200 million.
Plans for the replica, to hold 2,400 passengers and 900 crewmembers, are for it to be just as luxurious as the original, but also have the latest navigation, communications and safety technology aboard, according to the reports. Its design even calls four smoke stacks as in the original, though they will be decorative, according to the reports.