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Author Topic: Many dead after Carnival owned cruise ship runs aground off Italy  (Read 198987 times)
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« Reply #285 on: May 18, 2012, 05:28:04 AM »

Salvage work to remove the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship from its rocky perch off Tuscany, where 32 people died, will begin early next month and is expected to take a year, the Italian owner announced Saturday.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9U9C6200.htm

I haven't keep up with the reports about the salvage work but have you read what they intend to do with the ship if it's to be salvaged in 1 piece? Are they going to try & reuse it as a cruise ship once again?
I really have my doubts if people would want to book trips on a ship with that reputation even if they could rebuilt it.
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« Reply #286 on: May 18, 2012, 06:33:33 AM »

It will be cut up for scrap (maybe).
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« Reply #287 on: May 18, 2012, 11:49:13 AM »

It will be cut up for scrap.

That's what they said originally & then I read that the Costa Concordia is to be salvaged in 1 piece which led me to believe they might re-float it.
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« Reply #288 on: June 06, 2012, 07:50:52 PM »

"An operation to lift the wreck of the capsized Costa Concordia ship is about to begin in Italy.

The ship, which is nearly 300-meters long, will be towed off to one of the ports, where experts will have to decide if the Costa Concordia can be repaired.

The cost of the operation is estimated at $300 million, more than half the ship`s price and is expected to take up to a year."

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_06_02/76785693/
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« Reply #289 on: June 06, 2012, 07:52:39 PM »

"Salvage operations for that capsized Italian cruise ship began today and are expected to take a year.

The 870-foot Costa Concordia with 4,200 people on board capsized off the Tuscan coast after hitting rocks on January 13.

At least 30 people died and two people are still missing.

The captain is accused of wrecking the ship and abandoning it before all the passengers were rescued."

http://www.ksby.com/news/massive-undertaking-is-underway-to-salvage-the-capsized-costa-concordia/
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« Reply #290 on: June 06, 2012, 07:56:14 PM »

http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/survival/stories/what-went-wrong-on-the-costa-concordia-9119062?click=pm_news

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« Reply #291 on: June 07, 2012, 06:28:22 AM »


The article mentioned
"People emerged from their staterooms wearing pajamas and life vests. Crowds formed and confusion reigned; few knew the location of their ­lifeboat stations. That information would have been part of their muster drill, required by law to be performed within 24 hours of boarding. But the ship was in the first hours of its cruise, so the 696 passengers who boarded that day had no idea where to go."

I guess they didn't read the muster location on their cabin door.

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« Reply #292 on: June 07, 2012, 06:50:47 PM »

Good point RichC. But I wonder in which language was the muster point information on cabin door?  A lot of diferent nationalities were on board Costa Concordia that night. Shocked
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« Reply #293 on: June 20, 2012, 01:12:42 PM »

"The vessel is expected to be stabilized by the end of August to prevent it shifting down the rocky ledge it is resting on and plunging into the deep waters of the surrounding marine reserve.

Two cranes attached to an underwater platform beside the 114,500 metric ton (126,215 ton) ship will then pull it upright, helped by the weight of big water-filled tanks that will be fitted on the part of the ship above water.

Once upright, more tanks will be fitted to the other side of the hull. They will then be emptied and filled with air to refloat the huge liner, which will be towed to an Italian port and broken up."

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/20/costa-concordia-salvage-operation-begins-in-italy/
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« Reply #294 on: June 25, 2012, 06:33:48 PM »

"Things began moving apace this week off the coast of Giglio, Italy in the Tuscan Bay as companies working on the Costa Concordia began removing items from the deck. The ship capsized into the water on Jan. 13 and has been half-submerged there since.

Among other items, salvage workers this week removed much of the mast, the giant 'C' for the name of the ship, the slide for the swimming pool and parts of the radar equipment. The work, being done jointly by the American firm, Titan Salvage and the Italian firm, Micoperi, is necessary now so vessels needed to work close to that area of the boat can do so.

“The preliminary work has begun before the ship is stabilized, which will happen in the next few months,” Sergio Ortelli, mayor of Giglio, told media on Wednesday. The operation will see the ship refloated, towed away and then scrapped at an as yet undetermined port; it's expected to cost $300 million."

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/327218
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« Reply #295 on: June 25, 2012, 06:39:45 PM »

"A massive chunk of rock which ripped a hole in the side of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, causing it to capsize six months ago, is to be removed and made into a permanent memorial to the victims of the disaster."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9329217/Costa-Concordia-rock-which-ripped-hole-in-liner-to-be-memorial.html

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« Reply #296 on: June 25, 2012, 06:43:50 PM »

"Ms Lang Schildberger, who has the regal manner of an upper-class Austrian but speaks with the accent and frankness of someone who grew up in Sydney, says of the islanders: "Oh, this lot have never had it so good. The hotels and ferries have never been this full in Giglio.

"They were booked up all of January and February. I don't think they've ever served so many pizzas."

She noted, too that pollution fears have proved unfounded. "The sea is cleaner that it's ever been," she said. Schools of small fish that swim up to the dock-front in turquoise water just yards from the pastel-colour shops, bars and apartments, seem to bear this out."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/costa-concordia-sun-sea-sand-and-shipwreck-7811689.html
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« Reply #297 on: June 25, 2012, 06:46:04 PM »

"Here are the dates and jobs expected to be done by them: site inspection is ongoing through July 31; "securing and stabilizing" the ship until August 31; installing and stabilizing of caissons (watertight chambers) and building marine platforms by Nov. 15; installing what De Musso called 'boxes' on the right side of the ship by Dec. 1; up-righting the ship by Jan. 15 and towing it to an Italian port by Jan. 31.

There will be work on the flora and sea-bed, cleaning and replanting, that is expected to take, De Musso's email said, up to the end of April. Titan Salvage of America and Microperi of Italy are the two principal companies undertaking the boat refloat and are part of the clean-up."

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/326867
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« Reply #298 on: June 25, 2012, 06:48:21 PM »

"Costa pricing up slightly sequentially and has now recovered a cumulative 3% (over last 10 weeks) of ~8% drop that the brand saw in late March/early April, which seems an encouraging indication that incoming booking volumes have been satisfactory.

This is also surprising given the debt crisis and deteriorating economic situation in southern Europe."

http://www.businessinsider.com/costa-cruise-prices-2012-6
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« Reply #299 on: June 25, 2012, 06:53:38 PM »

"A Dutch movie company has begun filming the events taking place at the site of the sunken Italian liner, the Costa Concordia. The goal is to produce a time-lapse movie of the refloating and towing-away of the ill-fated cruise ship.
Bo de Visser of Prorama Films, has told Digital Journal in an email interview that he has twice gone to the ship, which went down off the shore of the island of Giglio on Jan. 13. The time-lapse filmmaker said the "main challenge lies within being able to contact the right people in Italy" while 1600km (1100 miles) away in the Netherlands. His first visit was to get permits and take care of electricity needs and other technical requirements, his second saw him begin the filming."

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/326231
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