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Costa Concordia


Al94

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Costa Concordia is the largest passenger ship to be lost in service since RMS Titanic 100 years ago

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spuds

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Regarding my earlier link, it would still appear to be wrong due to a missing 's'. Here's hopefully the correct link about salvage contracts etc http://www.shipsbusiness.com/salvage-contract.html

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Woolwell

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Smit Salvage appear to be on scene already Maritime Matters

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Strawballs

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A question was asked "do modern ships have double skin" the answer is not all and even those that do it does not go all the way up to the waterline.

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spuds

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In a earlier posting, I mentioned a 300 foot shelf that was apparently nearby. Having just seen some satellite photographs today, the ship seems to be laying on or supported by two ledges. Below and further along, seems to be some rather deep voids. Had the ship settled at a slightly different position or angle, and had the ship gone 'straight down' within the voids, then the casualty rate might have been far higher.

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Al94

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As the hull is not evenly supported there must be some incredible stresses on the structure which it isn't designed to withstand. Any rough weather is likely to lead to fractures and possible break up.

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frybluff

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Unless I've got my orientation wrong, is the ship not "pointing" SOUTH. Does this not tend to support the captain's account, that he was further from the coast, and turned the ship, to beach it, after it hit something, underwater. If, as authorities say, ship just ran aground, because to close to coast, would it not still be pointing NORTH. A large, moving, ship can't "turn on a sixpence". Just a thought.

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Blackhat

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frybluff

[]Detail of sinking1

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Blackhat

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Try link again.

What happened

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Al94

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Here is a good simulation

http://tinyurl.com/88zhnaw

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