Mensink Appointed Director of Titanic II
SYDNEY: Blue Star Line chairman Clive Palmer announced today the appointment of Clive Mensink to the position of European director of the Titanic II project.
Based in Blue Star Line’s London office, Mr Mensink will be responsible for commercial negotiations, recruitment and training for Titanic II which will be put into service on the London to New York route across the Atlantic.
Mr Palmer said Mr Mensink offered extensive experience directing major projects.
He was involved in the inaugural wave testing of Titanic II when the concept was first launched in 2012. As managing director of Queensland Nickel, he increased cost efficiencies by 50% after taking over from BHP in 2009, preserving the livelihoods of thousands of workers up to 2015.
“Mr Mensink is the perfect candidate to deliver a world class experience with Titanic II,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“Backed by the extensive resources, he has my full endorsement to bring this unique project to fruition, generating unprecedented international exposure and public interest.”
Mr Palmer said Mr Mensink had not returned to Australia in relation to matters brought against QNI due to a refusal by the special purpose liquidators to meet his travel expenses.
“He has always been available for any actions required by the liquidators. They have always known where he is,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“I caught up with Mr Mensink in Bulgaria recently and he is most excited about this opportunity.
“He shares Blue Star Line’s passion for recreating the ship of dreams as a symbol of love and peace in the world, playing to the Jack and Rose in all of us.”