Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Titanic sails again

The Titanic is set to sail again. Or rather, Titanic II. Here's my piece from the Daily Express on a truly remarkable venture.

IT IS the most famous ocean liner in history. More than 100 years ago RMS Titanic – the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage in 1912 – hit an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland and sank, leading to the death of 1,502 people. The tragedy has been recorded in books, exhibitions , poetry and films, the most recent being the multi-Oscar winning 1997 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Now thanks to one man’s bold vision the name Titanic will be appearing on our seas again. A new vessel Titanic II will set out to complete the journey of its doomed predecessor from Southampton  to New York. It is due to be launched in late 2016 and will be built in the Jinling shipyard in China.

You can read the whole piece here.

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