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    Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

    Originally posted by MR028:

    On 14 January the Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Giglio, Tuscany. Around 4200 passengers and crew are reported to have evacuated the Costa Concordia.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-of-Italy.html

    Latest reports 3.43 GMT
    - Ship Evacuated but last contingency of disabled and other passengers still trapped on board
    - 8 Fatalities
    - People seen falling or jumping into the water as ship evacuated.
    - People still missing in the water
    - Local schools, churches, halls taking in the evacuated passengers








    Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

    HOLY CRAP!

    NO.

    I mean.

    HOLY CRAP!

    She has flipped over!
    Last edited by MR028; January 14th, 2012, 10:12.
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    #2
    Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

    This is what I found when I opened the newspapers this morning:

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      #3
      Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

      She has sunk!

      http://video.repubblica.it/dossier/n...no/85694/84083
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        #4
        Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

        I see the stabs are out... and on BBC World News they are showing a 30 meter long gash in the side!



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          #5
          Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

          CNN Video Report:

          http://edition.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp...hip-rescue.cnn
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            #6
            Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

            That hole in the hull is gigantic!

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              #7
              Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

              Originally posted by Tommi View Post
              That hole in the hull is gigantic!
              HOLY CRAP!

              Is it just me, or does that look like an EXPLOSION from "outside the hull"....?

              The stabilizer is standing tall, not damaged and there appears as no damage in front of the giant hole... mmmmm

              I know it's really early, but this looks like a strange "hole"....
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                #8
                Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                This is almost unreal... look at the huge ship!

                It reminds me of Sea Diamond in Santorini....

                http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/01/14/n...eliv/19791601/
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                  #9
                  Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                  In this article and in one of the below pictures, you can see a close up of the hole with a gigantic rock still stuck in the hole:

                  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ian-coast.html

                  Linked directly from article:

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                    #10
                    Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                    Holy CRAP! I wake up and "poom" this hits me in the face. Isn't this the first of the big, modern boxy cruise ships to sink?

                    I have not read all the reports yet but they are very close to shore. It looks like the captain was running her aground or beaching her. Where did they actually hit the rocks? Was it far from where she lies now?

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                      #11
                      Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                      My reaction, too, Dane. Wow. I turned on CNN and there was the report. Says everyone was confused because they hadn't had the muster drill yet. What a way to wake up! No coffee needed this morning.

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                        #12
                        Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                        We always have the late dinner seating so we would have been eating the entree about the time our wine glasses slid off the table. What if it had been a formal night. Can you imagine trying to get out of the dinning room in high heels with the deck listing heavily? I can't imagine swimming to shore in a tuxedo.

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                          #13
                          Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                          I couldn't believe my eyes this morning. I get the breaking news from MSNBC...WOW, this is going to take sometime to find out why and how this happened.
                          sigpicI will never forget the lovely grand SS NORWAY.
                          Past Cruises on her: August 22, 1992. June 4, 1994, April 7, 2002.
                          Nearly had our fourth cruise, it was set for November 7, 2003...
                          the boiler room disaster of May 4, 2003 took her out of service.
                          We ended up on the NORWEGIAN WIND, not the same as the SS NORWAY

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                            #14
                            Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                            This looks utterly horrible, must have been a fairly big hit as a big rock broke off and is wedged into the gigantic gash in the ship side. I have already heard that the Costa Concordia was over 7 nautical miles off course, how could that happen without anyone noticing....?

                            Also, how do the remove something like that? Take the big stone out, and patch up the hole(s), then pump out all the water then tow her away...? If she is not scrapped, it's going to be a hefty cost to have her repaired, she would most likely need new engines an a complete refit of her interiors...
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                              #15
                              Re: Costa Concordia runs aground and capsizes off Italian coast

                              this is really sad, especially because 3 people have died and more are missing!

                              It's just so unreal to see a huge modern boxy ship like this!

                              I wonder if she will be repaired? A big part of her hull has been damaged and her interiors are too. That will be very costly!

                              bigger images of her:











                              Last edited by Majaorca100; January 14th, 2012, 18:51.

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