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Posted on Monday 30th April

An Australian billionaire named Clive Palmer has commissioned a Chinese company to build a 21st Century version of RMS Titanic.

Mr Palmer has told Australian media that construction will begin late next year and the vessel is planned to be ready to sail in 2016, when it is scheduled to sail from London to New York.

The design and specifications of the new ship are intended to be as similar as possible to Titanic, with the addition of modern technology and navigation and safety systems.

The announcement comes only weeks after the centenary anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.

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