It was April 1912 when Titanic hit an iceberg and started sinking. It was its fourth day in the ocean after leaving Southampton for New York. The accidents remain to be one of the most dangerous in the maritime industry. It left over 1500 people dead.
Titanic was the prime ship of its time. Today a lot of people have tried to come up with a replica of the ship, but just a few of them have managed to do so. An Australian billionaire has a project undergoing of a replica of Titanic. James Cameron did for his movie titled “Titanic.” And today, China is building such a model.
The Titanic built by the Chinese government is the actual size of the real Titanic. In fact, the Titanic measured 882ft long and 92ft wide. These are actual measures of the real Titanic. The design of the ship will remain the same, according to the designer of the replica.
However, the ship looks on the inside will differ because they don’t have adequate information on the design of the Titanic. It’s been hundred years, and that may be quite hard to have all the details regarding the ship.
Features of the replica Titanic
Although the project aims to produce a replica of the Titanic, the features that the ship will have will differ from that of the real Titanic. Due to technological advances, this must happen. Some of the most astounding features of the ship include: the replica will be capable of simulating the iceberg collision that happened to the Titanic, the ship will also have swimming pools, a modern theater, a ballroom among other features.
Seven Star Investment Group builds the replica. It is expected to be complete within a year, and in 2017, the replica will be launched to take its first voyage. A Hollywood designer, Curtis Schnell, was appointed to head the projected. He says that together with his team, they have tried to make replica as exact as Titanic using the limited resources they have available. The projected is estimated to cost over a billion dollar according to Seven Star Investment group.
As soon as the news got to the public that China was building a Titanic, lot of negative critiques have arisen. Some people claims that China is building the ship as a way to seeking attention and have more and more people visit their country. The CEO of the company behind the project defended the project saying the ship represent something of general value much the same way as the US recreated the Kung Fu Panda.
People have also criticized the plan saying that it is such a disrespectful act for one to recreate a feature that took away lives of many innocent people. In response to the critics, the CEO of the company behind the project defended his company saying they are not disrespectful.
The sinking Titanic was a huge disastrous accident to occur back in the time. Although Tsunami and other natural calamities haven take away lives of many, none of the physical features that led to such a massive killing as it did. The event was recorded in the book of history, and many people are trying to recreate the ship so as to make the story more realistic. Various projects were started to create a Titanic replica, but only a few succeeded. China is working to be among the Titanic replica projects to be successful, and this will be proven in the year 2017.