Last voyage for Costa Concordia cruise ship

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by daiquiri, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. BPL
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  2. smartbight
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    Updated profile, Rev 3

    Extended damage fwd to include Comp. 8 (5 compartments)
    Moved propulsion motors fwd

    Thanks for info from the forum
     

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    So, what should the future of the ship be?

    Salvage?

    Or, perhaps recover the oil. Perhaps do some cleanup on it. Then take some dynamite and tugs push it off the shelf to make a $500 million artificial reef.

    With a little luck, it would settle down to about 60m, which would put it within diving depth, although it could go as deep as a bit over 100m which would mean deep diving only.
     
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    Great post....I think the people of the seaside village should ultimately decide and they and the families of the lost benefit from any potential profits derived from salvage...or the dive permits issued to dive on the wreck...if they choose to go that direction....
     
  5. peter radclyffe
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    if you leave it where it is,
    ugly as it sounds,
    it will feed these islands forever,like the tower of pisa
     
  6. michael pierzga
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    I say cut the bow section off then erect on the island , Bow too the heavens, Sydney Opera house style.

    Perhaps name it it the "Schettino Cafe ".

    Gift shop or pizzeria with cafe over.

    Good for local tourism, recycled so good for the environment and a valuable attraction for future Costa cruise ships passengers when the ship does a drive by
     
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    Other nasties

    Surely the ship must be full of all sorts of toxic nasty things - as well as oil, plus personal belongings, money and the odd dead body. I don't see leaving it there is any sort of option, and removing it safely much more problematic than just cutting and moving.
     
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    Im sure it is a toxic mess.. "Don Pedro" is still on the bottom . My understanding is that authorities determined a salvage would release additional toxins rapidly... the graveyard treatment would be slow. Would be interesting to hear the views of marine biologists on the sensible treatment of wrecked ships.

    Clean the ship and let rest or remove the ship ?.

    Don Pedro is now tourist attration for divers.
     
  9. peter radclyffe
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    it is worth 100,000 teachers if they leave it,they could grow greenery on it to make it look less ugly

    it could warn the dangers of arrogance and complacency
    bla
    what a waste of words

    what they will do almost certainly is dispose of it then pretend it never happened
     
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    I'm surprised some big dutch salvage company havent made a bid on this . With their heavy lift systems and experience I bet they could re float and re build this vessel.They never cease to amaze me on their marine engineering. Just beautiful to watch them tackle big projects. True artists of heavy marine work.
     
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    they are assessing the bids, as far as i know
     
  12. Starbuck1
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    All the big salvors are going for it

    Viking North,

    All the big salvage companies, dutch, american, japanese, chinese and others are bidding for the work. Smits is already doing the fuel removal.
     
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    AHhhh but laddies the Dutch boys are the crew for this job-- Hope they get it --it'll be a super stage show to watch them go at it--
     
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    And with hotels, fine italian food and a good close overlook to watch the show from. Good for the local economy. ;<)
     

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    Just call the Japs. With their big crane barges they'll do the job in 1 day:D
     

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