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General Chat Thread, The Costa Concordia in General; I bet it will slow the process down a bit. I wonder how few cables they can complete the lift ...
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    I bet it will slow the process down a bit. I wonder how few cables they can complete the lift with. I'm sure they included a few extra in case of breakages.

    This is the game plan:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Here's what's aboard and causing the environmental concerns
    • 38,281 bottles of water
    Something very ironic about these being on the list...

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    You do have to wonder, with 22,000 cans of coca-cola on board, why nobody thought of just taking 50,000 Mentos down there. Over in seconds and Italy would have kick-started their space program

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    Something very ironic about these being on the list...
    I had a little chuckle at the 10 bottles of communion wine. All that other stuff and they included those 10 bottles on the list!

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    I've got a safety boat certificate and I don't understand all the fuss. Chuck a rope over the hull, midships and tie it to the opposite stanchions. Attach the rope to the back of a rescue boat then drive off sideways with the throttle open. It works with sailing dinghies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've got a safety boat certificate and I don't understand all the fuss. Chuck a rope over the hull, midships and tie it to the opposite stanchions. Attach the rope to the back of a rescue boat then drive off sideways with the throttle open. It works with sailing dinghies.
    Another PB'er...just use another cruise ship to assist what's the wort that could happen

    From the list I doubt flour still exists and the frozen chicken will no longer be frozen but the smell.... Sod that

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    It's upright 2am this morning I went to bed at 1 lol.

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    According to one of their press conferences, those cables weren't snapped cables - they were the excess cable after they've been shortened to increase tension.

    Quite an impressive feat of engineering.

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    The Beeb have some good pictures of it now it's light:









    I hope for the family sake, the two reaming bodies are located, however after 20 months, I'm not sure how much of them will remain.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails The Costa Concordia-_69883998_6e8a452e-02f3-4e13-b511-6e853438f33f.jpg  
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Here's what's aboard and causing the environmental concerns:

    • 2,346 frozen hot dog buns
    • 1,565kg of frozen duck
    • 1,268kg of frozen chicken
    I reckon they might have defrosted by now

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    News agencies keep saying the operation to refloat her was complete, which is plainly wrong!

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    From what I hear, it will be at least a year until it's towed away while they secure the side of the ship, seal up the portholes and attach those giant tanks to it so it can be floated.

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    SMIT Salvage | Towage is the salvage firm.

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    The Atlantic have a 38 photo collection showing it from start to finish:

    Photos: Raising the Costa Concordia - In Focus - The Atlantic

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