The Raising of the Costa Concordia

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  1. boomer1976

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    http://live.reuters.com/Event/Raising_the_Costa_Concordia


    Live Stream of the raising of the Costa Concordia. 800 Million Operation.




    Howard related because both deal with sinking ships and cost 800 million!:c

    [video=youtube;Gr1p4KtgOXc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr1p4KtgOXc[/video]
     
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    Live youtube feed

    [video=youtube;oqEIe-qbDAw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqEIe-qbDAw[/video]
     
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    They found Jesse Pinkman hiding under it.................
     
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    I haven't watched last night's breaking bad so I'm going to ignore that. Just in case there's meaning in there.
     
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    So they pretty much failed raising it ?
     
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    Oops.................:D
     
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    No they are slowly rolling it to the port side and are going to ballast / float it with huge tanks they attached on each side.
     
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    I checked the live feed. Looks like its hardly moved. BBC said its free of the rocks. So I guess thats progress.
     
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    One tank is already installed. They had to actually build a platform underneath the ship on the ocean ledge so when the ship is up-righted, it will have something to sit on. Then they will weld the tanks on that side that's now under the water, and then float the ship next Spring.

    What's interesting, this technique is said to have first been used on ships in Pearl Harbor after the attack.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    what about the captain? Is he in jail now or what?
     
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    [video=youtube;bcNc2CMqNWI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNc2CMqNWI[/video]

    USS Oklahoma(BB-37):hat:
     
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    From what I just read, he's in the middle of his "manslaughter" and "dereliction of duty" trial right now.
     
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    But, but, but he fell into the lifeboat!

    I hope this dipshit gets life. He's a disgrace to mariners everywhere. To get off that ship while passengers and his own crew are still trying to get organized is reprehensible. The captain going down with a ship is a romantic albeit antiquated notion but jesus, you don't leave while you can still stand on her side and be in command. I guess he's just a coward.
     
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    It's an amazing operation. The amount of logistics involved in this is staggering.
     
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    I hope it succeeds but it would be cool to watch it break in half.
     
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    They said that a big fear is the toxic stew that will pour out of the ship when it's righted, everything you can imagine that can be on a modern cruise ship including sewage and tons of rotting food. All this is in there and the water hasn't really had a chance to recirculate all this time, so there is some unimaginable nastiness that's waiting to stink up that shoreline.
     
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    If it were off the coast of France, They wouldn't notice.......:c
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Sorry, I'm too busy with a "watching paint dry" live webcam to view this one.
     
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    Ha. Knew that was coming.