Last voyage for Costa Concordia cruise ship

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  1. michael pierzga
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    I didnt have time to pull up its AIS track.
     
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    couldn't tell much from this video
     
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    Sounds like someone running from responsibility or a lesser charge by claiming drug dependance..

    On another note. Just finished watching the Costa on the Discovery channel and thought that it was rather accurate.
     
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    New danger to Concordia and local preserve

    Newest underwater survey shows that Concordia is supported by large rocks near bow and stern, with most of her length suspended between the rocks rather than supported along the length of the hull, as previously thought. This new knowledge would seem to increases the chances of the ship sliding into deeper water, her hull cracking, or both. Extremely fortunate that there has not been significant fuel leakage so far. Does anyone know the local weather patterns/trends for the next few months?

    http://news.discovery.com/earth/video-exclusive-underwater-damage-concordia-120218.html
     
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    Maritime Experts Meet in New Orleans.

    Important meetings were held on Bourbon Street to discuss new safety regulations for Cruise Ships.
     

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    Concordia doc on Discovery channel

    Excellent documentary which appears to show beyond doubt that the

    wind shifted from offshore to onshore winds which pushed the dead-in-water

    vessel back onto shore and this fortunate windshift may have saved many

    hundreds of lives...Discovery channel seems to have gotten the goods on the whole event with this documentary...shocking to watch this...great production IMHO.

    Especially in such a short amount of time since the disaster.
     
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    If CC is just supported on rocks at bow and stern, particularly when she first grounded, wouldn't that make it easier to pivot and roll as she sank? I'm picturing an axle supported at the ends here. It goes back to some early commentary on the starboard roll that when grounded the pivot point goes to the keel rather than the ship's stability.
     
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    Did they explain why the Master and crew of such a 'dead in the water' ship took no action to abandon ship for over an hour when it was clear that the ship would end up drifting helplessly onto the rocky shore? Earlier action could have got all the passengers and crew off into lifeboats and liferafts with no loss of life within half an hour of the collision with the rock.
     
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    True... but the ship was listing either way within minutes...depending on which wind was in effect...at the time of the hull breach...and muster drill had not been performed yet so there was general confusion about where to board lifeboats...ship's lighting was intermittent even after emergency lighting came on...(apparently there was a few minutes of relative pitch black throughout the ship when generators running lighting were breached by water...I think it helped being close to shore because lifeboats on the listing side were able to dump passengers on shore and return for more...since the lifeboats on opposite side of the ship's listing were unable to be operated...I agree that there is a case for what you are saying...but it's hardly cut and dried.
     
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    Up to the point of grounding any list was well within the capablility of the lifeboat systems - if the opportunity had been used! Passengers mustering by the lifeboats were told to go back to their cabins (potentially fatal) as it was claimed there was no emergency. Lighting was uninterupted after about 12 minutes to the point when the emergency generator's fuel ran out. Admittedly the lifeboat drill had not been held, but all passengers had a designated lifeboat station on their boarding card. In the last minute confusion of disembarkation under stress several passengers could not get on their designated lifeboat (because the crew were totally disorganised) and they had to cross a listing vessel to the port side to try to board the remaining boats (only three of which did not get away before the list increased beyond their launch capabilities). There was in fact very little coordinated effort to recycle the lifeboats, most just left to clutter up the harbour.

    This was an avoidable accident made worse by incompetence!
     

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