During the first half of 2015, accumulated evidence strongly suggests that the Titanic 2 project has been abandoned.
In March 2015 Deltamarin* told an “Australian Broadcasting Corporation” journalist that work on the Titanic II project had been halted.
Also in March it was reported that no work had begun or been ordered in the Chinese shipyard identified as the likely site of construction with workers highly sceptical that the project would ever move beyond the proposal stage
On March 26, 2015, the Blue Star Line trademark was listed as “abandoned”.
As of May 2015 Blue Star Line had made no updates to its official web site or media pages in over one year.
Malcolm Says: This comes as little surprise. Very few commentators actually expected Titanic 2 to ever be built.
Some commentators have suggested that the Titanic 2 project was just a hoax to raise Palmer’s media profile. Well it certainly worked!
However Palmer did spend some real money on the project. *Naval architects, Deltamarin must have spent a year (or more) designing the ship and tank testing a model.
Since Palmer gave birth to the idea of a replica Titanic, he has a new ‘toy’. Palmer has become heavily involved in politics. He has also been involved is some legal action and has even insulted the Chinese people, who’s shipyard was to build the Titanic 2. In addition business commentators suggest that Palmer is not quite as wealthy as he once was.
Maybe all the above has been a major distraction from his Titanic 2 project?
Maybe Palmer has now realised the complexity of the project, the high costs involved and the fact that there is no guarantee that the ship would even be profitable.
More about Titanic II HERE