All of us have wondered at some point of our life how it would be like to travel in the Titanic. But unfortunate enough, the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. One of the scariest accidents of the 20th century.
The name suited it for many reasons. It weighed 46000 tons and was of length 882 feet with a height of 175 feet. It could easily carry 3500 people at once. And could travel at the speed of 24 knots(44.5 km/h). It took over 3000 workers to build the Titanic.
It made its first and only sail on April 10, 1912, from Southampton, England but couldn’t make it to New York City as it hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm. The iceberg cut a hole into the hull between 220 t0 245 feet long and because of water rushing through it, it sank in less than 3 hours.
Would you dare to travel on a Titanic replica?
This might sound very detrimental to some who have developed an aversion towards this ship, but the truth is Blue Star Line is all set to put Titanic 2 on sail in 2022, on the same journey.
Titanic 2 is being built by Blue Star Line and is supposed to travel from Dubai to Southampton. And then will be set to sail from Southampton to New York City. The same route Titanic was set to.
The blueprint for Titanic 2 was revealed by Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line way back in 2013. And the company in association with the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) have already tested the Titanic 2 model successfully.
Mr. Palmer said, “The model testing by HSVA, including resistance and open water tests, is an important part of the process in the Titanic II project,”.
But the question that arises in everybody’s mind is “How safe is it?”. And it is a valid one if you ask me. Nobody would like the next titanic sequel to feature their love story. Not in the way the previous one was done. And if you are somehow on a traveling spree and want to travel on this titanic replica, you better be prepared for the worst case scenario.
They claim that there is a modification in technology over the 100 years and of course lots of lifeboats. Yeah, well what about big icebergs?
Why is it taking so much time to build the Titanic replica?
It all started with Mr. Clive Palmer when he announced in 2012, almost after 100 years that the Titanic will be brought back to life by his company by 2016. But as we know 2016 passed and no Titanic replica.
So why this delay even after the model testing was successfully done in 2013? Well according to the ABC news network, due to a drop in iron ore prices in 2015, Palmer’s company went through financial hardship.
Despite going through cash flow issues it’s hard to get some insight, as Palmer’s main companies have not filed any financial returns since late 2013.
Well, if some of you are too much excited about how it’d feel like and feel its unique majesty, you can surely visit China as it is constructing the replica of Titanic and is planning on calling it the Romandisea Titanic. And it will not be traveling anywhere, so, no icebergs and hence no sinking.
However, there are hearsays that it will set sail in 2022. The company has resumed its work on the ship and let time decide what happens to this sequel of the ill-fated ship.