Exact replica of Titanic sinks after rush build
An Australian billionaire who financed the construction of a replica ocean going liner has said how he deeply regretted having the vessel built by a budget shipyard after this dream liner – Titanic II – hit a jellyfish on its maiden voyage and sank.
The far Eastern built ship took nearly a fortnight to complete and was said to be an exact replica of the world’s most iconic ocean going liner, even down to the risible time it took to reach the ocean floor.
The 2ft jellyfish that finally put paid to the liner’s maiden voyage, appeared from nowhere out of the dense, swirling smog caused by the ship’s melting furnace and ripped 75 metre gash in the plastic hull. Within seconds of the impact the jellyfish drifted away to safety, leaving the stricken 10 tonne liner heading for the ocean floor with the loss of over 1500 lives.Click to send this story to a friend
Posted: Mar 1st, 2013 by Gerontius Bonalatty
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