Last voyage for Costa Concordia cruise ship

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  1. CliffordK
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    When you read about that incident:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/27/costa-concordia-sister-ship-adrift
    No mention of how much smoke entered the cabins, but there might be benefits of getting people out on deck. Obviously the ship isn't sitting on a rock yet, but the emergency response sounds like it was carried out much more professionally than with the Costa Concordia.

    The ship apparently had 4 generators. As I mentioned with the Costa Concordia, I'm just surprised that all the generators are apparently in the same compartment, so a single incident leaves the ship essentially powerless. If, say 3/4 of the engines/generators were aft, and one was isolated in the bow, then they might be able to maintain power to ships systems and limp to port.

    Obviously there is less redundancy with propulsion motors, but each of them could be isolated as well as possible. And, there could also be damage to the ship's power distribution systems.
     
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    The vessels Thialff and Sapeim 7000 can lift 14,200 tons and 14,000 tons respectively. They have two cranes each. They would not need to lift the ship out of the water but to control it. There must be enough sealed compartments to get a lot of air into the ship to keep it floating while they work it free of the rocks. It would be a huge undertaking, but nothing is impossible. They could probably get in close if the rock shelves away steeply.
     
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    Their draft increases substantially when they start lifting, and loading on the ballast, but it would be quite amazing to see both shps, Thialf and Saipem, with all 4 cranes working together to right the Costa Concordia.
     
  4. daiquiri
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    These issues were already discussed in length and in depth in this thread, including the fact that several official media appear (and some have claimed) to have used data and discussions from this forum as their source of technical info. You just have to read the 1000+ posts written so far. :p ;)
     
  5. Chickadee
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    Better remove it

    It'd be safer to remove or sink CC into deeper water.

    Else another Carnival Cruise ship might collide with it, then claim it was not on their charts?
     
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    Or lose power and just drift onto it.

    Let's see in the last month;
    Concordia
    Diarrhea in several ships
    Tours held up
    and ships adrift

    what is next... Speed II
     
  7. Jolly Amaranto
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    For that Special Evening on a Costa cruise ship. They also come in blue.
     

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    ROTFL!!! :D :D :D
     
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    It is sad that happened. :(
     
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