It was proclaimed unsinkable. A dramatic bravado, as would be demonstrated very soon. And yet, something true fluttered behind that exaggerated expression of pride. The Atlantic swallowed the Titanic at dawn from April 14 to April 15, 1912 during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, but in reality the ship never died at all. Throughout this century, its history has been reborn indefatigably, like a phoenix.
One of the people who has helped keep the legend alive has been Clive Palmer, an Australian entrepreneur and ex-politician who became a billionaire thanks to his investments in iron, nickel and coal. In 2012, Palmer announced a project worthy of his fortune. He wanted to build a replica of the historic cruise ship, and he was willing to put some 440 million euro on the table. He called his company Blue Star Line, an obvious nod to the British company White Star Line, owner of the RMS Titanic and its “brother” HMHS Britannic, sunk while serving the country in the First World War. Read More »The new Titanic will sail in 2022 with boats for all