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What will happen to the Costa Concordia ?

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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They will be calling the searchs off pretty soon .. very sad if someone is still alive in this beast
the ship position is very dangerous and unpredictable

Rescuers to resume search on doomed Italian cruise ship


Rescue workers -- who had suspended their underwater search of the Costa Concordia after the cruise ship moved, making it too risky for divers to operate -- planned to resume searching Friday night on the upper part of the ship, the Italian Coast Guard said..

Rescue workers suspended their search when sensors on board the vessel measured movement, Massimo Maccheroni, of the Coast Guard general command, told CNN.

"When this happens all rescue forces have to leave the ship, (so as) not to put their lives in danger," he said.

But search operations were to resume Friday night, only on the upper part of the ship. Underwater searches will not resume until Saturday, the Italian Coast Guard said.

The authorities are now assessing their options. One possibility being considered is an attempt to anchor the vessel to the rocks off Giglio island using chains.


Will it remain anchored like that for many yrs ?
Will they cut the boat in piece?
Will they try to sink it in the ocean ?
Will they try to make it stand still and remove the water ..?


But, warned Maccheroni, "It's very difficult. The Concordia weighs 110,000 tons and it's like a 300 meter-high skyscraper in an horizontal position."


This thing is taller then the empire stand building
and the weight 110 000 tons..

any ideas ?
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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They should send the captain back aboard immediately to conduct a cabin-by-cabin search.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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They are idiots,.......its a no brainer to solve the problem of stopping the ship falling into the depths. Anchor it to land.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
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They should send the captain back aboard immediately to conduct a cabin-by-cabin search.


Exactly .. he was eating while he knew what was happening ..
what kind of a captain is that .. far from the one in Titanic

because of him .. some people are still stuck in it
and if the search cannot find them .. they will die

the situation at this moment is still critical .. they should bring it back to check the lower decks



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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Just read an article about the possibilities, What to do with a 1,000 foot wrecked cruise ship. If it's not restorable, they'll cut it up into pieces and haul it away. If it is restorable, they'll attempt to refloat it or stick it on a barge and take it to drydock. The article said the operation could take over a year. There is some precedent for this. It's been done before.
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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No kidding.

That many will have to wear a paper bag on his head for the rest of his chicken life.

Since they have had to blast so many holes in it, I wonder if the ship is still good.

I can't imagine the revenue loss on that thing.

It will probably be towed to a dock and they will take it down piece by piece.

My cousin is an underwater welder, if they can disassemble an oil platform they can take apart one of these ships. It might take 3 years.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler
Just read an article about the possibilities, What to do with a 1,000 foot wrecked cruise ship. If it's not restorable, they'll cut it up into pieces and haul it away. If it is restorable, they'll attempt to refloat it or stick it on a barge and take it to drydock. The article said the operation could take over a year. Thyere is some precedent for this. It's been done before.


yes its been done a number of time, true
after the ship was dragged near a metal transformation compagny
now look where it is and how it is positionned
never been done before ..not like that
the ship is totaly unbalanced and unstable .. even anchored ..
nothing can support 200 000 tunes (water included)
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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Unfortunately search and rescue specialists said that most likely survivors have succumbed to hypothermia. And this was several days ago.

They are just looking for bodies at this point.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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Before they can begin recovery operations (pumping out fuel, salvaging, etc) they have to make the decision to permanently abandon any rescue efforts of the remaining 21 people still listed as missing. From what I've read, that's likely to happen some time this weekend.

The problem with anchoring it to the island is the sheer weight and position of the ship makes even that difficult.


The authorities are now assessing their options. One possibility being considered is an attempt to anchor the vessel to the rocks off Giglio island using chains. But, warned Maccheroni, "It's very difficult. The Concordia weighs 110,000 tons and it's like a 300 meter-high skyscraper in an horizontal position."


Such a shame... all the safety systems and fail-safes that had been put it place were negated when one jackass decided to take a cruise-liner for a joyride to impress his friends.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Lee78
They are idiots,.......its a no brainer to solve the problem of stopping the ship falling into the depths. Anchor it to land.


You never spent much time around big boats and the ocean - have you. You might want to not use the word "idiot" so easily.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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it all depends on what the damage is to the ship, if its fixable and worth the effort they'll probably try and refloat her and tow it back to dry dock for major repairs and if not she'll be broken up and scrapped but given the costs its upto the insurance company to make the call



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by Maxatoria
it all depends on what the damage is to the ship, if its fixable and worth the effort they'll probably try and refloat her and tow it back to dry dock for major repairs and if not she'll be broken up and scrapped but given the costs its upto the insurance company to make the call


If they are able to salvage the ship and restore it then that is going to be one haunted cruise ship!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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she will be patched up and air bags will be used to refloat her , any remaining water will be pumped out and she will be towed to dry dock
she cost too much to be scraped



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