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Old 09-02-2012, 16:35   #916
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He better hope he gets a LOT of time off for good behavior.Difficult to comprehend how some unlucky enough to wreck a multimillion dollar ship,be responsible for a yet undetermined number of deaths & face a sentence like that is lucky enough to fall off the ship into a life boat.marc
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If Costa raises the wreck and tows it to one of the large ship scrap yards in Italy, it could take two to three years to break the ship up for scrap (it is not unusual for it to take longer to break a ship up than it took to build her in the first place).

Scrapping on site is much more difficult and environmentally hazardous and could take even longer. It took a Norwegian salvage company nine years to break up and scrap the battleship Tirpitz on the site of her sinking near Hky Island.
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If Costa raises the wreck and tows it to one of the large ship scrap yards in Italy, it could take two to three years to break the ship up for scrap (it is not unusual for it to take longer to break a ship up than it took to build her in the first place).

Scrapping on site is much more difficult and environmentally hazardous and could take even longer. It took a Norwegian salvage company nine years to break up and scrap the battleship Tirpitz on the site of her sinking near Hky Island.
Or whip her over to Alang or Gadani Beach, "out of sight out of mind"....
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Old 09-02-2012, 20:21   #919
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or sinks in tow like the old SS Matsonia
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i think Costa will just want it "out of sight, and out of mind" ASAP
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Old 10-02-2012, 14:24   #921
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It seems now that the Costa captains made a sport of going close.
Dancing on the edge of a Samurai sword.
Look at this:

Video of Costa Cruise Ship Sailing Close To Shore - YouTube
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Old 10-02-2012, 17:06   #922
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At least she is going relatively slow--just enough for steerage way it looks judging from the very small bow wave. Concordia was going way faster it would seem when she hit the rocks. It is possible this area had a deep channel the photographer was not aware of.
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Steep-to pretty close by the city - still a bit too much showboating.
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On the very edge. A sounding of 0.8 just outside the tower. Probably they all looked at The Hunt for the Red October.
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What really happened on the bridge when the Costa Concordia crashed - Europe - World - The Independent
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With reference to the video taken on the bridge of the CC after the grounding, see this thread on another forum, and read post No.4, spins a whole different look to that taken by the reporters

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watched this video in sky tonight - well, communication ist not navy style, but i cant see/hear any panic. Its just a cruiser, not a carrier ;-) They do their job as good as they are able to do.
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yes its worth repeating the summary of that poster ( who clearly understands neopolitan italian)

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If Schettino were in the UK he would have been praised for his calm and his professional handling of the situation (after the grounding).

Beside, there was no girl in the cockpit. It was acknowledged that the story with the Moldavan woman was a media speculation.
It appears that the luggage in the Captain's cabin was a media fabrication. Clearly it helped selling papers and filling TV adverts prime time slots for some time.
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I understand. Now he saved the day.

The world on it stupidest.
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Sure he made mistakes, My personal experience of media stories, where I knew the truth as I was there, is that most of whats written is made up salacious nonsense, especially where a "baddy" is identified.

No doubt they will throw the book at him , of course that, no doubt, will suit some. They way it currently is you'd think he was the Anti-Christ.

Remember all we have are media stories, fact is most of them are 90% lies.
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