All aboard for landmark projectWednesday, May 08 - 2013 V.Ships Leisure has been chosen as the official ship management services partner for a historic new project. The Blue Star Line's Titanic II is scheduled to be launched from its construction base in China in 2016, before her maiden passenger voyage retracing its original journey from Southampton, UK to New York, USA. And Blue Star Line Chairman, Professor Clive Palmer (pictured right) is delighted to announce the appointment of the passenger shipping arm of V.Group. He said: "I would like to welcome V.Ships Leisure to the team and look forward to working closely with them on this landmark project. "Titanic II will be a regular feature on the transatlantic route between the UK and USA. This magnificent vessel is being constructed in memory of the heroic people who served on the first ship, as well as the passengers who sadly shared their fate. "We also want to recognise the artists and artisans whose skill, creativity and dexterity has never been fully recognised because of the ship's limited service." V.Group's Group Director, Technical, Andrea Zito (pictured left), said: "We are very pleased to be part of the team that will re-create this iconic ship in a project which will combine our current know-how with our heritage from the time Vlasov created the first Sitmar Line and then Sitmar Cruises."