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Old 22-09-2013, 07:50   #1261
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I loved watching the time lapse of the process. Incredible feat to have accomplished and now the painstaking work to get it floating again!
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Where are the negative ones now who predicted absolute failure in this salvage? Congratulations go to those involved in a so far copybook effort.
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Shoals, reefs and sandbanks are everywhere, soemtimes very well defined, a few times not or not at all.

Torres Strait is one example, the Tuamotu's another chain of danerous reefs which go for a long area.
The banks of the North Sea are moving as well and particularly the larger vessels need to keep within the shipping lanes.

The new subsea volcano of El Herrero gives another sample of sudden changes.
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The new subsea volcano of El Herrero gives another sample of sudden changes.
Did you mean El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, or is there one in Mexico too?
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Did you mean El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, or is there one in Mexico too?
My mistake - you are correct.
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The remains of the missing passengers have been recovered . . .
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Italian officials overseeing the continuing search for bodies around the wreck of the "Costa Concordia" on Sep 26 said unidentified remains have been found. The head of the civil protection agency Franco Gabrielli said that the remains discovered were absolutely consistent with the two missing people, an Indian man and an Italian woman. However, their identities could be definitively confirmed only after DNA testing.
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An extremely large submersible dock ship may haul it away . . . .
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According to rumours the newbuilding "Dockwise Vanguard" which is due to be delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2014 may be used to take on board the "Costa Concordia" once it is stabilized and surveyed. Only after a thorough assessement a date may be fixed when the wreck will be transported to the mainland. The "Dockwise Vanguard" is the only dock ship which is fitting to the size of the cruise ship. Only a few ports may be able to accomodate the transport. The largest half submersible dock ship in the world will have a draught of 15,5 metres.
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"But reefs aren't everywhere, and the cruise ships know where they are."
What was it, ten or fifteen years ago that one of the Queens "ran aground" in a shoal area off Nantucket, bound into NYC? The final outcome of that one was that the captain had neglected to take into account the "squat" of the stern while at speed. But he did indeed manage to bottom out, well out of range of land.
Sometimes the nearest land (I don't call a granite ledge a "reef") is only a fraction of a mile away. Straight down.

It seems like it was only in the 48 ours before Concordia was rolled, that any of the news clippings picked up on the fact that the Normandy, a smaller but longer ship, was also rolled upright when salvaged out of NY harbor in the 40's (?). I'd bet the salvors here were quite familiar with the fact that this has been done before. On this scale. The only news here was making sure Concordia didn't slide down the hill in the process, or break apart.
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An extremely large submersible dock ship may haul it away . . . .
NEWS:
According to rumours the newbuilding "Dockwise Vanguard" which is due to be delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2014 may be used to take on board the "Costa Concordia" once it is stabilized and surveyed. Only after a thorough assessement a date may be fixed when the wreck will be transported to the mainland. The "Dockwise Vanguard" is the only dock ship which is fitting to the size of the cruise ship. Only a few ports may be able to accomodate the transport. The largest half submersible dock ship in the world will have a draught of 15,5 metres.


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Dockwise has been contracted to haul away the "Costa Concordia" in 2014. The contract value is approximately $ 30 million. In mid-2014 the "Dockwise Vanguard" which will then be the largest semi-submersible transport ship in the world, will be deployed for this task, . The vessel must undergo some modifications to take the "Costa Concordia"on board in its current state.

Here is a link to a picture of the Vanguard.


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Dockwise has been contracted to haul away the "Costa Concordia" in 2014. The contract value is approximately $ 30 million. In mid-2014 the "Dockwise Vanguard" which will then be the largest semi-submersible transport ship in the world, will be deployed for this task, . The vessel must undergo some modifications to take the "Costa Concordia"on board in its current state.

Here is a link to a picture of the Vanguard.



It looks like they were built just for this task. (Build dates of 2012 & 2013)
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I was just looking up videos for quadracoptors and came across this one of Costa Concordia before it was uprighted

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I was just looking up videos for quadracoptors and came across this one of Costa Concordia before it was uprighted
Could this be a modified quad-copter (or however it is spelled).
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Actually this was posted already some ways back. But still fun to watch.
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Teams black sheep quad copters video aRe great to watch in general


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Could this be a modified quad-copter (or however it is spelled). Watch Scary drone Halloween trick @ Komando Video

Thanks for sharing-that was scary & hilarious! I hadn't seen it before. Now I just have to figure how to make one!!
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