11 January 2014 - COSTA CONCORDIA


COSTA CONCORDIA

G'day folks,

Today I feature some interesting facts and videos about the Costa Concordia that came to grief last year and was recently refloated. 
MS Costa Concordia was a Concordia-class cruise ship built in 2004 by the Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yards in Italy and operated from 2005 until 2012 by Costa Crociere. 


Length: 290 m


Launched: September 2, 2005


Beam: 36 m






Propulsion: Diesel-electric transmission


 SATELLITE IMAGES

BEFORE

AFTER SALVAGE







ROCK LODGED IN SIDE OF SHIP





You might like this video that shows exactly what happened during the salvage operation, taken by time lapse photography:


Now watch this home video, especially the last section where the Captain and his crew has left the ship and is being told to return.



Clancy's Comment: Amazing. Could have been much worse, eh?

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