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Life-size Titanic replica lies in dock for 7 years in rust in Sichuan Province
Published: Aug 10, 2021 06:08 PM
The life-size Titanic replica in Romandisea Seven Star International Culture Tourism Resort located in Daying County, Suining, Sichuan Province Photo: CFP

The life-size Titanic replica in Romandisea Seven Star International Culture Tourism Resort located in Daying County, Suining, Sichuan Province Photo: CFP



A life-size replica of the Titanic ship in Southwest China's Sichuan Province has been dormant on a dock for seven years since its construction starting in 2014. 

The model liner soaked up 1 billion yuan ($154.26 million) in investment and was scheduled to make its maiden voyage in 2017, according to media reports. 

The Titanic replica is in Romandisea Seven Star International Culture Tourism Resort located in Daying county, Sichuan Province. According to the introduction of its official website, the replica was built according to the same size and all functions of the famous ship, in addition to including banquet halls, theaters, observation platforms and pools. Media video clips revealed the cruise ship was still in the dock gathering rust. 

Media reported at the beginning of 2020 that the replica cruise was due to sail last year, but early plans failed to unfold as planned. 

The Titanic replica was one of the imported scenic spots of the resort and had received more than 1 billion yuan of investment. 

The official website of Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co, the builder of the Titanic replica, revealed the company had signed series of contracts with the owner of the resort in 2014 and held a construction ceremony in the same year.

Global Times
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