Second Titanic Version Features Safety Deck
The Australian billionaire who has commissed Titanic II said that the new ship will have an additional “safety deck” in addition to the nine decks featured on the original cruise ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden journey to New York and sank 100 years ago, reports AFP.
Clive Palmer has shared preliminary plans for the impressive new ship, outlining the special safety features that include enough lifeboats to hold every passenger and crew member on board, safety chutes and common areas where everyone can gather and receive lifesaving instructions in the event of an emergency.
“It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic, but … will have state-of-the-art 21st-century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,” Palmer said in a statement. He called the project “a tribute to the spirit of the men and women who worked on the original Titanic.”
“This is to ensure the vessel is fully compliant with the current regulations which require passenger ships to, as much as possible and practicable, keep the distance from the lifeboat launching area to the waterline as low as possible,” says Palmer.
Even stairwells on the new Titanic II, being constructed in China, are being designed to enhance safety.
Palmer, who is known for wild endevours, showed preliminary drawings of the luxury cruise ship to Brisbane reporters on Tuesday.
The drawings depict nine decks complete with first, second and third class, officer and crew accommodation.
The Titanic II is the first of four luxury cruise ships Palmer has commissioned CSC Jinling Shipyard to build.
The original Titanic, sank on its first voyage from Southampton to New York, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew.