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Old 11-09-2013, 12:21   #1
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It appears that it is almost time for the Concordia to be refloated

http://www.businessinsider.com/costa...se-2013-9?op=1
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:26   #2
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Re: Update on the Concordia's rescue

A very interesting article. Thank you for posting it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 14:03   #3
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Re: Update on the Concordia's rescue

Interesting indeed... hope tht it all goes to plan.

Did anyone else read the add-on link at the bottom of that article? The one about commercial dirigibles? Now that's really interesting! Wonder if it will fly (literally and figuratively)?

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Interesting indeed... hope tht it all goes to plan.

Did anyone else read the add-on link at the bottom of that article? The one about commercial dirigibles? Now that's really interesting! Wonder if it will fly (literally and figuratively)?

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Yes, I looked at that with great interest. The technology behind it is extremely cool, and once you read all of it, incredibly logical. It was just a matter of software and materials technology getting to a point where it is now feasible. I went to the Aeroscraft website where they outline their proposed fleet, with the largest craft being over 900 feet long and capable of delivering 500 tons with a range of almost 5k miles. Amazing.
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Re: Update on the Concordia's rescue

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Old 11-09-2013, 16:44   #6
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Re: Update on the Concordia's rescue

If only they had paid their TowBoatUS dues last year. . . .
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Re: Update on the Concordia's rescue

Well they have her upright with no injuries and now we can watch as they install additional flotation to the starboard side. Quite an amazing engineering and logistical feat. Well done to all involved. It sure was easier to watch the time lapse footage than spending a LOOOOOnnnng time watching it on the laptop.

Again GREAT JOB
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The engineers have been most impressive which is more than csn be said for the captain of the Concrdia. I listened to the recording between the captain and the coastguard and I shared the frustration of the coastguard at the captain's refusal to do his job
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Re: Update on the Concordia's rescue

They had hundreds of people involved and so there was lots of minds contributing to the decision compared to one captain.
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They had hundreds of people involved and so there was lots of minds contributing to the decision compared to one captain.
Maybe so, but the Captain had one job to do - ensure his passengers were safe. He also had a crew to help him manage the situation, he was not working alone. With the power of being captain comes the responsibility of being captain.
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Re: Update on the Concordia's rescue

A feat of Engineering to be sure. Now if we could only figure out a way to feed the hungry of the world. It should be a lot less difficult.
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