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Titanic replica being built by Australian billionaire

The Australian billionaire who is in the process of building a replica of the Titanic has given an exclusive interview to the BBC.

Clive Palmer, who made his money in mining and property, is at an advanced stage of design with work on Titanic 2 due to start in China by the end of this year.

The new vessel will be 98% the same as the original, which sank 100 years ago. The only differences are safety related, and issues such as air conditioning in the cabins.

Mr Palmer gave BBC News a look at the plans and spoke about why he wants to build the giant ship.

  • 25 Aug 2012
  • From the section Asia
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