(Fox News) Australian billionaire to build new Titanic:
What does a person do when they have an extra billion dollars or so lying around; naturally they build a replica of the original Titanic? That is exactly what Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is going to do.
The ship will be completed in 2016 and travel the same route as its namesake did over 100 years ago.
I hope Clive has better luck with his ship than J.P. Morgan did with his.
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic, largest ship afloat, left Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York City. The ship was considered unsinkable; it’s captain even made the outlandish statement that “not even God can sink this ship”. That was a huge mistake.
So confident of its invincibility the ship was only equipped with only half the number of life boat needed for a full rescue. The owners’ logic was that the life boats were only needed if they had to rescue passengers from another disable ship.
Four days into the trip from England to New York the “unsinkable ship” hit an iceberg and made a liar out of the ship’s captain.
Out of the 2200 passengers only 705 survived the collision with Mother Nature’s iceberg.
So I guess the moral of this story is Mr. Palmer; if you are a superstitious person, don’t bad mouth the “Man Upstairs”, it may come back to haunt you.