The Costa Concordia
Today is the day they attempt to level up the ill fated cruise liner. The BBC have a live stream:
BBC News - LIVE: Attempt to pull the Costa Concordia upright
I find it very interesting on how they are levelling the ship and hope it all goes smoothly. From what they say on the news, there is no Plan 'B' if they fail to lift it or if the ship breaks.
I bet the insurance company is feeling the cost of this!
They reckon the whole process of salvage is £500m!! Ouch
If it breaks, it'll be an environmental disaster.
Hope it all goes smoothly. They reckon it's moved by about a meter so far.
Yup - it hasn't got any fuel left in it (or very little compared to what was in it) as the tanks were emptied about a month after the accident.
Originally Posted by localzuk
True, but there is a lot of other stuff that can cause problems. They reckon the water that's been inside leaking out will be a problem enough, as it'll be contaminated with all the rotten food etc...
Originally Posted by glennda
Ture, however there is all the on-board supplies that will have turned the water 'toxic'. 15,000 cartons of cigarettes that will have rotted away into the water, 10,000 water melons, all the other food, drink etc, and if I recall, still some unrecovered bodies. All that stagnant water inside the ship is their concern.
Originally Posted by glennda
At it's current angle, you can see where the waterline was up to:
It's also been freed from the rocks.
Yup - that is the concern but in terms of environmental damage the fuel was the biggest concern. But yes the other stuff is obviously going to cause an issue.
Originally Posted by Rawns
From my understanding though they are trying to keep as much water inside the ship as possible and take it to dry docks to empty/decontaminate as much as possible?
I believe so, however I'm sure some of it will pour out as it levels up.
Will be interesting to see once it gets to that critically balanced stage then the holdback system will be put under enormous strain.
Here's what's aboard and causing the environmental concerns:
- 1,000 packets of Bacio chocolates
- 7,650kg of flour
- 2,200kg of melon
- 2,003kg of bananas
- 1,400kg of watermelon
- 4,536 litres of milk in solid form
- 1,300 litres of cream
- 3,244 low-fat fruit yoghurts
- 10,230 full-fat fruit yoghurts
- 8,800 portions of honey
- 1,046 half-litre bottles of extra virgin olive oil
- 4,260 litres of soya oil
- 2,346 frozen hot dog buns
- 3,746 hamburger buns
- 2,890kg of frozen croissant dough
- 3,400 empty casings to make Sicilian cannoli
- 11,200 biscuits for serving with ice cream
- 1,565kg of frozen duck
- 1,268kg of frozen chicken
- 16,700 Lipton tea bags
- 10,800 eggs
- 2,300kg of frozen egg
- 52,655 sachets of coffee sweetener
- 38,281 bottles of water
- 46,902 alcoholic beverage bottles and miniatures
- 22,735 bottles and cans of non-alcoholic drinks
- 24,030 fruit juices
- 22,050 cans of Coca-Cola
- 14,050 packets of cigarettes
- 10 bottles of communion wine
- 17,957 bottles of wine
- 8,200kg of beef
- 2,132 portions of marmalade
- 2,700kg of potatoes
- 900kg of onions
- 1,217kg of oranges
- 371kg of rabbit meat
- 395kg of quail
- 1,427kg of coffee
- 2,460kg of cheese
- 7,032kg of fruit
- 6,850 litres of ice cream
- 11,007kg of pasta
- 41 cubic metres of lubricating oil
- 10 oxygen tanks
- Seven acetylene tanks
- 600kg of mechanical grease
- 293 litres of paint
- 50 litres of insecticide
I couldn't help but read the list above and think "for everything else - there's Mastercard"
lol i thought and a partridge in a pear tree
Originally Posted by korifugi
And the most toxic thing in that list - 22,050 cans of Coca-Cola....
22,735 bottles and cans of non-alcoholic drinks
22,050 cans of Coca-Cola
so 44,785 bottles and cans of non-alcoholic drinks or did they carry the new Coke Vier?
Looks like a load of the cables have snapped, but it's still rotating.