Titanic II Sinks Off England, Iceberg Not To Blame

Posted Jun 8th 2011 01:15 PMUpdated Jun 9th 2011 10:55 AM




The captain of the Titanic II barely managed to escape as the presciently named 16-foot cabin cruiser sank into the sea off Dorset, England on Sunday.

The vessel, which Mark Wilkinson bought secondhand for roughly $1,600, sprung a leak shortly after beginning its maiden voyage and sank rapidly, leaving him clinging to its bow rail.

Fortunately for Mr. Wilkinson, the West Bay harbormaster was at hand to throw him a life preserver. Unfortunately for Mr. Wilkinson, a tourist was on hand to take unflattering pictures.

"It's all a bit embarrassing," Mr Wilkinson told the British tabloid The Sun. "I'm fed up with people asking me if I hit an iceberg."

The RMS Titanic went down 99 years ago, killing 1,517, and has since been synonymous with tourist disaster. Fortunately Mr. Wilkinson's pride was the only casualty the second time around.

This is why you don't name your boat the Titanic II.

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happy and safe 4th of july to one and all . ho ho ho.

grandpa jack

July 04 2011 at 3:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How can it be a maiden voyage if he bought it secondhand? Unless the original owners built it themselves in the back garden and never attempted to float it, of course, in which case, not surprising it sunk!

June 08 2011 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply