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Sinking of Concordia

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Sinking of Concordia

Channel 4 tonight at 20.00  (8 pm)...
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An investigation into the capsizing of cruise ship the Costa Concordia off the west coast of Italy on January 13, discovering why modern maritime technology failed to prevent the disaster. The film uses computer graphics to reconstruct the events ...

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Heloman
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Don't know how "modern maritime technology" could have prevented this.
Surely the best analogy would be the pilot of a Jumbo jet deciding to do a low fly-past over his friends house and hitting his wing because he had stupidly gone too low.
No technology can prevent such idiocies......
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Re: Sinking of Concordia

Plans are underway to raise the Concordia:
Raising the Concordia
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Re: Sinking of Concordia

Some excellent photos on that link !
I Bet they change the name of that ship if it ever sails again !
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Re: Sinking of Concordia

@gleneagles, I seem to remember that they had already done that once in the past already.
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Re: Sinking of Concordia

The salvage operation is ready to get under way:
Work Starts
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There was a word used on the news this morning something like 'swashbuckling' (but it wasn't), means to 'raise and salvage a ship'.
I'd never heard the word before, intended to look it up. Any one else hear it.
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/parbuckling?s=t
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Yes I heard it on the radio this morning.  They had an expert describing the operation and he used the word.
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Live video of the raising here if you want to waste some bandwidth ......
http://live.reuters.com/Event/Raising_the_Costa_Concordia
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Re: Sinking of Concordia

a bit like watching paint dry but with a lot of noise  Grin
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I'm sure I've seen that ship move from when I first started watching it  Grin
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It looks a slow job but they expect it to be completed tomorrow subject to the weather.
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Re: Sinking of Concordia

Quote from: gleneagles
Some excellent photos on that link !
I Bet they change the name of that ship if it ever sails again !

Is that the intention then? - to sail it again? - I was under the impression it was just being removed to cut it up for scrap?
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