Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby nonhocapito on March 9th, 2013, 5:43 pm

Bizarre last minute measure of the Monti government merely days before its end:

The Concordia ship will be dismantled inside the harbor of Piombino.
here in italian: http://firenze.repubblica.it/cronaca/20 ... -54119724/
Also in italian, the political comment on Dagospia: http://www.dagospia.com/rubrica-3/polit ... -52154.htm

The port of Piombino in Tuscany is the closest one to the Giglio island, true, but it is a small one and totally not equipped to handle such a ship, for which the natural destination should be a big industrial harbor. Hence, the government has also ruled that, before the dismantling of the Concordia starts, the port of Piombino will undergo several costly infrastructure enhancements. The dismantling itself is then expected to last at most two years.

All the local authorities in Tuscany declare their enthusiasm at the idea, and the absurd thing is that they do so by openly saying that this way money will be brought into the region. The enhancements to the port will cost 160 million euros, paid by the already bankrupted italian state i.e. its citizens.

In other words, just as this puppet shitty Monti government dies out, it gives out a little gift to that stronghold of masonic and political power that is central Italy, once again proving its relevance in the balance of occult networks in this country, fixed and unmovable between the mafia cartels, the catholic/vatican groups, the zionist financiers etc.

After all it is probably not at all incidental that the Concordia accident happened in the sea of Tuscany of all places.

But there is another consideration. Now it is not just a matter of finding a way to put the ship back up and floating; before doing that, the port of Piombino must be ready. So: more delays, and delays of delays are on the way. Which means, and I think this is an important point, that the Concordia will and must remain where it is as long as possible in order to be the living reminder of how the European concorde is on the brink of disaster.
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on March 9th, 2013, 6:55 pm

Before the wreck reaches little Piombino port it will be parbuckled upright onto a platform being installed underwater below the wreck:
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Parbuckling is an American idea :lol: developed to clean up Pearl Harbor 1942 and it means that wires are attached to the upper side of the wreck and that these wires are used to pull the wreck upright. The wires are rigged as shown above, i.e. below the wreck and via the top of the platform and the winches are located close to shore. As soon as the wreck starts to rotate around the port bilge of the wreck resting on the Giglio coral reef at point P, the total weight of the ship and the vertical parts of the pull forces will apply a great PRESSURE on the bilge at P and probably crush the coral reef :blink: . The pull wires may slice the port side and bottom hull plates/stiffeners of the wreck and there is no guarantee that the wreck will be uprighted. Maybe it will only be sliced into many parts or the wires will be cut at P? :rolleyes:
It will be interesting to see how it ends. It seems the Italian tax payers are funding the show.
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on April 20th, 2013, 12:27 pm

Starting April 15, 2013, the Master and a person, RF, having the same job I had for another cruise company in the 1980/90's (+ some others), were supposed to be tried for manslaughter, causing capisze, abandoning ship, etc, etc, at Grosseto, Italy. The public had no access to the court room but, the whole thing was postponed on April 17 ... no reasons were given, except that the trial would restart a month later in May. The case is indeed strange. How can a person like RF working ashore, to assist with technical advice in emergencies be accused of manslaughter, causing capisze, abandoning ship, etc, etc?

One thing is clear. The proximate cause why the ship finally capsized outside Porto Giglio on Saturday 14 Jan 2013, the day after the first contact, has still not been clarified. The technical accident investigation is still going on and is seriously delayed. Maybe the technical investigators have found (or will find) that the ship was not seaworthy and incorrectly designed, built and approved with 25 watertight doors in the hull 2006? Watertight doors are not permitted in the hull except for very good reasons. If such a door is left open when the ship is damaged it may cause capsize!
So why were so many (illegal) watertight doors fitted in the hull? For the convenience of the crew? Why not? So they could move around, in lieu of running up/down in stairwells.
We are told that there were about 800 poor, not very qualified, non-EU citizens working on the ship with low salaires and no social security or pension benefits. Which raises another question! Is it permitted to employ non-EU citizens in this trade? My answer is NO! So what kind of shipping biz was this?

It seems the poor Master was in command of an unseaworthy ship crewed by 800+ illegal immigrant workers or similar. That was not easy. On top of that, there are rumours that the ship was used to transport illegal drugs from Spain (Barcelona - the drugs come from S.America via Africa)) to Italy (Civitavecchio) (to avoid land transport via France where controls are strict) to help the underpaid crew to survive. What a mess. The poor Master must just smile and carry on this show for years.
Regarding the accidental contact on Friday 13 Jan, 2012, it seems that the Voyage Data Recorder actually confirms that the ship, a couple of minutes before the contact, turned starboard (right) to pass far away from the coast (as ordered by the Master) BUT that the ship then changed course to port heading straight for the island. Had the ship then continued on that course for 30 seconds it would have run straight upon land!!! But in the last moment they turned starboard again and ... what happened happened.

Maybe we will know more mid-May when the trial re-starts at Grosseto? :) :rolleyes: :blink:
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Amerikkka on May 22nd, 2013, 8:42 pm

Francesco Schettino trial in Grosseto appears to now be scheduled for July 9. He's facing a possible 20 year sentence, while Costa writes a check for $1.3 million and "settles possible criminal charges".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22628886
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on May 29th, 2013, 7:38 pm

If you google today for "images of costa concordia end may 2013 at Isola del Giglio" you will not get one picture of the ship what it looks today. So much for Google. Pretty useless to provide up-to-date pictures. :D
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on May 31st, 2013, 9:02 pm

The Italian authorities have finally issued a 181 pages technical, marine incident investigation report about Costa Concordia that I review at http://heiwaco.tripod.com/news9.htm . :rolleyes:
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on June 20th, 2013, 5:56 pm

Amerikkka wrote:Francesco Schettino trial in Grosseto appears to now be scheduled for July 9. He's facing a possible 20 year sentence, while Costa writes a check for $1.3 million and "settles possible criminal charges".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22628886


The open to public trial will just start July 9 at Teatro Moderno at Grosetto with sessions following on 11, 12, 15 and 16 July. Another 60 sessions September to March 2014 are then planned until the case can be summed up in April 2014. The judge is Giovanni Puliatti. Imagine that - 10 months of trial of Schettino.
You wonder why the prosecutor and judge needs 10 months and 65 sessions to explain that Schettino is guilty of anything. It will be an interesting case.
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on August 5th, 2013, 7:15 pm

The trial started a week late 16 July and media does not report a lot. The Master (Francesco Schettino) is accused of having caused the shipwreck, manslaughter (32 persons drowned) and having abandoned ship too early.
This manslaughter charge is strange.
There was plenty time to abandon the floating and stable ship and there were plenty means to get off the ship; 26 lifeboats and 69 liferafts. It seems lifeboats were popular - 23 were launched - and they were full of passengers and crew. It is quite easy to launch a lifeboat assisted by some trained seamen. You lower it to the embarkation deck, then push150+ people into it, and then lower it into the water and release it. Maybe 3 500 persons got off the ship that way.
But what about the other 700-800? The liferafts!
Only 6 of 69 liferafts were launched used by maybe <100 persons.
It is in fact much easier, quicker and safer to abandon ship using a liferaft (than a big, heavy lifeboat) but it is a little complicated; you have to hook up the raft (inside a container) to a little crane and pull a string and the rubber raft is automatically blown up (by air) and ready for use. 25-40 persons can then jump into the raft from the embarkation deck and you pull another string and you are in the water inside the cosy raft. Had the rafts been used >1500 persons could have been saved by them. But maybe trained seamen hooking up the rafts were missing?
If you ask why the rafts were not used, you get no answer. Maybe the Master prevented it causing manslaughter. The trial will answer the question.
More at http://heiwaco.tripod.com/news8.htm
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on September 16th, 2013, 3:56 am

The Sky News reports - http://news.sky.com/story/1141872/costa ... ps-salvage - etc, about up rising the Costa Concordia are quite good BUT I predict that the attempt will fail - http://heiwaco.tripod.com/news811.htm .

We will see! :lol:
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Utah on September 16th, 2013, 6:55 am

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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby fast67vellen2o on September 17th, 2013, 3:29 pm

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/16/20517915-massive-salvage-operation-sets-costa-concordia-cruise-liner-upright?lite&t1=43001

The salvage has cost over $800 million dollars already. I like the green screen shots where the fan is blowing the reporter's hair around with a faint hint of the fan motor sounding in the background.
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby RogerSmith on September 18th, 2013, 1:55 am

There is good information and photos (to analyze) about this incident at gCaptain:
http://gcaptain.com/the-costa-concordia ... -pictures/
http://gcaptain.com/tag/costa-concordia/

I read on the same site, different article, that the parbuckling tools have been prepared on the ship for at least a year now, and they just recently got the approval to go along with it.

On a separate article, same site, about the Concordia, some guys recorded a video of it:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESYr2y-WOeE

"The filmers of this particular video were apparently arrested for their work, since picture taking is banned at the site"
http://gcaptain.com/costa-concordia-wre ... en-before/
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby Heiwa on September 18th, 2013, 7:51 am

The up righting (parbuckling) evidently worked (the wreck ended up on the bottom) but it also applied great forces to the wreck hull that was damaged. If the wreck can actually be re-floated and towed away 2014 (or 2015?) remains to be seen. The risk is that the damaged wreck simply breaks apart in the process.
It was interesting to follow the press conferences made during the parbuckling. No real serious questions were posed by media as usually and the salvage master blamed the Captain for causing all problems.
Media hailed the salvors as heroes/saints. But Italy seems to be religious and to believe in miracles. :lol:
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby hoi.polloi on September 18th, 2013, 1:10 pm

What is with this image of an image of a video still, apparently depicting escaping passengers that look like ants? Why are they so close together? Is that safe? What is this actually showing and why is the quality so horrendous?

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Here is a hypnotic spiral for the 32 alleged victims, and allegedly being touched by an unnamed "relative" (whose hand doesn't actually look like it's physically there) ...

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They also claim that there was an effort to "recover furniture" from the vessel, but the image depicting this is a barge holding one and the same chair over and over all over the barge. What could be the purpose of "recovering" this furniture? Is it really so valuable? If so, why is it seemingly thrown onto the deck in complete disarray, and risking further damage? It would make sense if they were recovering it to prevent water pollution and just take it out as garbage, but it still seems kind of odd. Why these chairs, of all things?

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This is an "amazing" series of images they have prepared for this raising ...

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/09/photos-raising-the-costa-concordia/100592/


Why does the AP photographer "Gregorio Borgia" have 0 connections in his LinkedIn profile? http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gregorio-borgia/41/256/654

And why is his profile missing completely from its former place at Corbis Images? http://www.corbisimages.com/photographe ... rio-borgia
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Re: Costa Concordia incident, Friday 13 Jan 2012

Postby brianv on September 18th, 2013, 1:42 pm

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Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Spiral.
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