Progress of Titanic 2 ship two years on

Progress of Titanic 2 ship two years on

It’s now been two years since Clive Palmer announced that he was to build the Titanic 2 ship, and so we thought it would be a good idea to look at the progress made in that time. As you might already know, things haven’t gone according to plan for Palmer with the current situation not looking good.

Over the past year and half Palmer made great progress with getting the right team in place and even had a model made last year in order to test the design of the ship, which had to be slightly different to the original.

However, since then Titanic 2 progress seems to have stalled because its keel was meant to be laid back in March, and last we heard this was pushed back to September 2014, which would mean a year since the first model test.

Interest was reignited last month in Asia, and so it still seems that the ship is planned to be completed in 2016. However, the news that Palmer could be detained if he enters China has put a huge question mark as to the chance of the Titanic 2 ship ever getting built.

According to the news report, Palmer is not popular with the People’s Republic of China because of some alleged shady goings on. If this is the case and you were hoping to get a ticket to sail on Titanic 2, then you might have to rethink this, as the ship was due to be built in China, something that is now unlikely to happen.

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  • Sarah

    I personally think that this is a stupid idea. I’m not sure why Titanic II is being built but I feel that it’s NOT to commemorate all the people that died.

  • DJ

    If Palmer can’t set foot in China, then what about the Japanese shipyards? or even the American shipyards? He doesn’t have to have it built only in China.

  • Christopher Mutt

    I’m sorry to hear this. I’ve been eager to see progress on Titanic II’s build. Perhaps a strategic approach to China’s reaction is to contract this project out to one of China’s leading competitors. Given the poor political relations China has recently, the bid could sink lower than original estimates. If approached, competing countries may jump at the chance to thumb their noses at China by taking up this history-making endeavor.