Last voyage for Costa Concordia cruise ship

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  1. BPL
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    Great photos. The rust gives a time scale how long this salvage has taken.
     
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    GUARDIAN | Five Costa Concordia staff convicted over shipwreck in Italy
     
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    Massive operation to right Costa Concordia shipwreck scheduled for Monday | MIAMI HERALD
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  5. El_Guero

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    I am amazed at how slow, and how fast it has gone.

    I have been watching more on than off, and at first, it really did not look like they were moving the vessel at all.

    But, now it is starting to move slowly. Which is probably a good thing. Moving that much water fast, around a rusting old derelict, could be disastrous.

    But, I have enjoyed watching the live cam action.

    You can find that on my blog - just a plug.

    Wayne
     
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  7. El_Guero

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    Imaginary,

    The live video feed is fun to watch, although it does get boring. But, they are making headway. SLOW ....

    It is kinda funny listening to the cocks crow and the phones ring, but that is easier on the ears than all the French and Italian under the waves ....

    PS I do not think they will make their 10 to 12 hour timeline .... maybe 16 hours?
     
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    I deliberately did not watch the last 2 hours, but indeed, progress seems a bit disappointing. However, I guess when the pontoons are in the water, it might get a bit faster. (just guesswork, though)
     
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    Looking good - but will be dark soon - another hour or so
     
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  12. El_Guero

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    I am beginning to think it will take a lot longer. They are still around 10 degrees moved. I think they need another 35? About 9 hours so far?

    I realize she may just PLOP over, but while that might be fun to watch, there would be a lot of Italians needing a shower ....

    :)
     
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    El Guero,

    You totally misunderstood the complete concept. :) The Italians said 10 hours. That means ITALIAN hours.

    Believe me, wednesday they are finished.

    I just watched, and now pontoon 13 touches water, so there is still progress.
     
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    It should be interesting to see the quantity of marine life that will be trapped within the hull.
     

  15. El_Guero

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    Herman my friend,

    I apologize, I should not be so forgetful of our Italian friends, but alas, I am getting old and have forgotten their wonderful work schedule.

    Wayne
     
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