A cruise ship which was retracing the steps of the Titanic has sunk after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The ship, which set sail from Southampton this week, was commemorating the centenary of the Titanic's tragic maiden voyage.
Titanic enthusiasts from all over the world had paid large sums of money to take part, in an exact replica of the doomed ship. The journey was to carry them to New York in 6 days. In an oversight of historical accuracy over safety, the Titanic replica also failed to include enough lifeboats for all the passengers on board.
Icebergs are rare at this time of year. Although the crew of the ship were not expecting to see one in the North Atlantic this late in the year, it is not unheard of for ships to be hit by them in April. Most famously, the Titanic was hit by an iceberg before it sank.
A few hundred survivors were picked up from their lifeboats, and moaned that the Titanic commemoration had not been what they had expected at all.
A film of the sinking has already been planned, which Hollywood executives have promised will be "unlike any disaster movie you've ever seen."