Jokes about a Titanic sequel have sadly proven true. According to Ecorazzi, a sequel has finally appeared. Well sort of. It is not quite a sequel but about a ship called Titanic 2 that according to the marketing is about:
On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened “Titanic 2,” follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an iceberg into the new ship’s path, the passengers and crew must fight to avoid a similar fate.
Tsunami? Iceberg? Personally I was looking for it to be Marvin the Martian testing out a new death ray! 🙂
You can read more details at The Asylum.
Titanic 2: Destined to be a low seller at Amazon.
Fox News is reporting that a yacht in the South Atlantic hit a growler and required assistance. From the news report:
Carl Lomas and Tracey Worth, also known as Lord and Lady Hollinsclough, were sailing to Cape Town with their daughters, Caitland and Morgause Lomas, believed to be in their teens. They ran into trouble in the South Atlantic after hitting a low-lying iceberg similar to the one that sank the Titanic. Falmouth Coastguard helped authorities in the Falkland Islands locate the vessel – named Yacht Hollinsclough – which had taken on water and suffered engine failure. “What they’ve hit is a ‘growler’, where hardly anything is out of the water and the majority is submerged,” a coastguard spokesman explained. “It is very similar to what the Titanic hit. You can track them by radar or visual lookout, but you can’t see them all.”
Good to learn all have been rescued. One slight quibble is that Titanic did not hit a growler but likely one that had turned turtle (meaning larger underwater than above).
Fox News, British Warship Rescues Family After Yacht Hits Iceberg, 9 May 2010
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