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Old 15-09-2013, 10:12   #1246
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The tremendous costs and efforts for salvaging ships of the caliber of CC shows the extreme risks of operating such ships when things go wrong.

This time the operators were lucky that it happened just there, or, may be not because it would have been much better for all parties involved when the ship capsized in much deeper waters.
Then, however, the number of casualties among the pax would be tremendous - comparable to at least Titanic, assuming when this happened on open sea and far away from any shore.

I am curious what the countermeasurements of the international insurance coys will be to minimalise their risk.
Well firstly its unlikely to hit anything in deep. water. Secondly tests in tanks showed she would have remained upright and not sank in deeper water. As it was she grounded and fell over. She was considerably safer then titantic.

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Old 16-09-2013, 05:42   #1247
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dont know how long this will be available, but it's there for now

Costa Concordia Rescue Operation: (LIVE STREAM), (PICTURES)
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Old 16-09-2013, 05:48   #1248
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The Telegraph also has a live feed; Click Here
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It's happening now live on BBC
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Old 16-09-2013, 08:01   #1250
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It's like watching paint dry!! I has trouble sleeping, started watching 3am for 1/2 hr, went back to sleep, watched it again 5 hrs later, it's only rotated a little, about 20 degrees. The process does seem to be moving smoothly, not a lot of scurrying around by personnel/boats involved
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It's like watching paint dry!!
Paint actually dries much faster than parbuckling in this case. I hope it is working for them. The estimated time to complete this phase of the project is almost past, and it appears that they are less than half way to having it upright.
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Amazing what can be done if you spend an incredible amount of money. Money appears to have been no object here. How about building a hugemongous barge and a gynormous fork lift. Pardon me, but the expense of this project is bringing out my out of whack off beat sense of humor.
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Hey what's with the Italians and their affection for leaning things?
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:37   #1254
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Reuters has a good live feed. About 45 degrees at 7pm EST. I may have to eat my words, it's looking like they may pull this off.
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I may have to eat my words, it's looking like they may pull this off.
I have to agree with SabreKal that it is now looking very good for them. I think that a lot of us have been heeled over more than they are as I type this. And, I am a power boat, stabilized kind of guy. They are slower than planned, but are certainly looking like they will get it done at this point. A costly, but fascinating bit of marine engineering.

Also, for those of you who are following this: I like the BBC link that allows you to go to the real time video feed with a full screen option: Click Here.
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2226 and they blasted 3 horns and a lot of cheering. The thing is now vertical, actually leaning a tad over in the other direction but way down. Looks like they pulled the rabbit out of its hat after all. My hats off to them, well done!
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Now that she is upright more of the ship is accessible for recovery tasks . . .
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After the "Costa Concordia" was on even keel, boats started to clean up the surrounding of the wreck after suitcases, bags, toys and other stuff were swept out of the wreck. Plastic barriers were laid out to prevent the debris from being swept onto the open sea. Next week divers are due to start the search for the missing passenger Maria Grazia Tricarichi and the Indian crew member Ruben Rebello.
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Quite excellent performance. Frankly I never thought it would come this far. They can take their time to clean out the wreck and see what is to be saved or not. There are hundreds of vaults with passenger's valuables and of course, the missing two bodies are high on the priority list.
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Of course, it could't have happened on "open sea and far away from any shore". It hit a rock near shore!

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That's not the point. Reefs are everywhere - or the ship's biggest enemy - fire.

But reefs aren't everywhere, and the cruise ships know where they are. This boat ran aground with such tragic results because he had strayed from a proven safe course.

There have also been fires on cruise ships, one fairly recently. One several years ago had one fatality, I think, a crew member. In the most recent one, no one was seriously hurt or killed.

Cruise ships are actually pretty safe.
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