Last voyage for Costa Concordia cruise ship

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  1. Yobarnacle
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    At one time, you could get a panamanian captains license for $500. I read some fellow in prison got one while in prison. So, getting you papers isn't a problem. If not Panama, there's ceraintly some place in the world with corrupt embassy personel. :)
    We can ask Schettino where he purchased his, maybe?
     
  2. Jolly Amaranto
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    You can get about everything you need at this little dive shop in Alexandria. When the pipes are not hooked to helmets, the employees use them to get in a little relaxation.
     

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    Often wondered, really, what do they smoke in those things, tobacco ?? Tobacco is not a traditional product of the east as it originated in the west. Seriously,I've heard it was hash- hish but i've always thought the guys were pulling my leg. Maybe thats what the captain was doing before he hit the rock. They say it alters time and space--I've always thought i should have inhaled to find out the truth of that. :) I am looking forward to their salvage operation. I wonder if they'll secure her with big cables to the land to prevent further sliding into the deeps. Should be very interesting.
     
  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    They're smoking flavored tobacco whose smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation.

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  5. viking north
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    OHhhh Angelique--I have distant foggy memories of the operation of the hooka (water pipe) just wondered which of the many products they were vacuum pulling thru the liquid. Interesting - wonder when tobacco was introduced to the middle east. I bet it was as a trade item for spice. We tried rum as the cooling liquid way back in my younger days -- did the job -- nice flavour but runed the rum--terrible taste we couldn't drink it. I might add older and wiser now don't spoil anymore rum, I just drink it. :)
     
  6. smartbight
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    Costa Concordia Disaster to Become Discovery Channel Special.

    "Set to premiere Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., with an encore on Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 p.m., Nat Geo's Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories will weave accounts of the tragedy from passengers, crew members and the Coast Guard and feature never-before-seen video and CGI to reconstruct the ship's sinking as it happened."

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/national-geographic-costa-concordia-documentary-287275

    "The documentary also will compare the Costa Concordia to the Titanic and look at just how the ship sank and whether or not the disaster could have been prevented."

    I hope they do a better job than what we got here on channel 4.
     
  7. smartbight
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    Maybe not !

    NatGeo announced Tuesday that it had hired the producers of the quick-turnaround British documentary “Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia” — which already aired on the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 — to rework it for the United States under the name “Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories.” It will air Sunday, NatGeo announced.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...taries-on-air/2012/02/07/gIQAADOQxQ_blog.html
     
  8. Submarine Tom

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    North,

    I've sat in on one of Middle Eastern variety and it is the biggest lung full of nothing I've ever puffed (and I've puffed a few). I can't remember what he said about what it was but it has zero effect, nada, nix, nothing accept a bunch of cool, white smoke.

    As for the other, more interesting varieties, apricot brandy is by far my favourite cold liquid to draw through, although it's been a few years now...
    Quite right though, it does render the nectar unpalatable (but reusable).

    Don't do this before boating kids!

    -Tom
     
  9. SheetWise
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    SheetWise All Beach -- No Water.

    There are some pictures I hadn't seen before up at Cargo Law
     
  10. hoytedow
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    Very interesting.
     
  11. IEWinkle
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    This is an interesting demonstration of the effect of crossflooded wing tanks with only minor sinkage and no heel despite a hole only marginally smaller than that in the Costa Concordia - just below the vehicle deck! Note third photo in link below:

    http://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2012/02/sharden-30-meter-gash/
     
  12. rxcomposite
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    Something like this!
     

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    Kinda, yes.
     
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  15. rxcomposite
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    Angel,
    I thought about slicing and dicing the Concordia but found that one and I think it is cute. I think we have the same source as the image shows the link. Just don't know how to post it the way you do.
     
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