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Message 1402207 - Posted: 12 Aug 2013, 15:33:05 UTC

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Message 1402212 - Posted: 12 Aug 2013, 16:06:29 UTC - in response to Message 1402207.  

Hopefully the people there working on the wreck of the COSTA CONCORDIA can salvage the wreck in one piece.

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Message 1402213 - Posted: 12 Aug 2013, 16:11:07 UTC

Thanks for the update Jean. The wreck simply has to be removed, and the scrap steel value costs in. It's a do-able operation.

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Message 1402217 - Posted: 12 Aug 2013, 16:16:36 UTC - in response to Message 1402213.  

Thanks for the update Jean. The wreck simply has to be removed, and the scrap steel value costs in. It's a do-able operation.


Some holes in the hull have to be patched to help, so She can float, 45,000 tons, that's the weight of a WWII Battleship...

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Message 1402743 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 20:37:54 UTC - in response to Message 1402730.  

Strictly amazing Jean.

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Message 1402745 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 20:46:52 UTC

That is science for you.. a giant set of water wings for it!

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Message 1402746 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 20:51:16 UTC - in response to Message 1402745.  
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That is science for you.. a giant set of water wings for it!

Yeah, 11 of them, I think 5 for the shore side and 6 for the ocean side of the ship, considering the concrete shelf and the cradles that have been installed on top of the concrete, which is all on the sea floor, that's a lot of work and divers can't spend a lot of time below, being very hazardous work and all, makes the work expensive.

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Message 1407295 - Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 14:01:12 UTC

If they're lucky they will find the two bodies, though after all this time it might be like on titanic, also they do need some good luck in raising this ship, if they're are successful they will have made it into the record and history books for the largest marine salvage ever.

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Message 1407921 - Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 13:11:05 UTC

When you look at those live pictures you wonder how anyone in their right mind could have sailed a 114,000 ton cruise ship so close to land
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Message 1408042 - Posted: 26 Aug 2013, 19:05:32 UTC

Cruise ships are visiting the Venice harbor which was not made to host such monsters and maneuver close to Piazza San Marco and the church and palaces on it. There is a people movement in Venice to keep the big ships at least at a distance, but hotel keepers and shop and bar owners are afraid to lose their customers. In the Canal Grande, which was meant for gondolas, there is a traffic of motorboats and "vaporetti" with deadly accidents.
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Message 1416294 - Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 9:09:19 UTC

Another live link here.

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Message 1416344 - Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 12:09:07 UTC

Gripping stuff!

I've had it open in a tab for four hours now, keep checking back every few minutes, it's strangely compelling.
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Message 1416370 - Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 13:45:58 UTC

They seem to have moved it about 4 metres so far.
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Message 1416404 - Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 15:17:48 UTC

I'm proud to say that the salvage team leader is a South African, Nick Sloane. I see he's a graduate of my alma mater, the University of Cape Town (UCT).
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Message 1416406 - Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 15:21:32 UTC - in response to Message 1416344.  

Gripping stuff!

I've had it open in a tab for four hours now, keep checking back every few minutes, it's strangely compelling.

Well it's an interesting idea, raising a wreck and refloating it, and it does look more upright, they sure do have what looks like a lot of cables pulling there, I want them to be successful in this endeavor.

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Message 1416429 - Posted: 16 Sep 2013, 16:37:22 UTC - in response to Message 1416404.  

Here's an article on CNN about the charismatic salvage team leader, South African Nick Sloane - the Sloane Ranger!
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