With news an Australian billionaire is planning to build a full life-size replica of the Titanic, could it mean work here for businesses in the Midlands?
Many items on the original ship were designed and made by companies in the region.
The beds were made in Birmingham, the crystal came from Stourbridge, the anchor forged in the Black Country, and the china made by Royal Crown in Derby - which recreated its Titanic tableware for last year's centenary of the tragedy.
Plans to build a full life size replica of the Titanic by mining tycoon Clive Palmer were revealed in New York yesterday.
Mr Palmer says the new ship will have all the latest safety measures including radar, and have more than enough lifeboats and inflatable rafts for the 2,400 passengers and 900 crew.
It will have a replica ornate staircase, Turkish baths, smoking rooms, and even the same "Marconi room" where the Titanic sent out its final SOS.
Passengers will even be provided with early-20th-century-style clothes and undergarments in their cabins.
So far 40,000 people have expressed interest in going on the ship, to be built on China. Some have offered one million dollars to be first on board, it has been reported.
Clive Palmer made his money by building up a mining empire in Australia.
He says the new ship will be a tribute to those who died and is involving the family of survivors in the project to make sure the tone is right.
Work on 'Titanic II' is due to start later this year, with her maiden voyage planned from Southampton to New York in 2016.
The businessman has hired a Chinese ship builder to construct the Titanic II, but there are no details of who will make the interiors of the ship.