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    Here is pictures and a timelaps video of her move: http://gcaptain.com/photos-and-video...content=261222

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      A Norwegian to the rescue!!! No, not to rescue anybody on the Concordia (too late for that) but to rescue Capt. Schettino from 16 years in jail: http://www.dagbladet.no/2015/11/29/m...riks/42140069/

      Have I missed something here??

      - We're going 290 degrees, the helmsman shouts to Schettino.
      Further along:
      Perhaps the helmsman didn't grasp the logic of the order, perhaps he didn't understand what I was saying. Later, it was confirmed that the helmsman understood neither Italian nor English. As captain, I should have made sure the ship had routines for all crew on board, ensuring both their qualifications and grasp of command language. And I should have reported this back to the cruise line's crew division. But both the first, second and third officer, standing right behind me, should in theory also have checked to see whether the order was being complied with.

      He is giving orders to an Indonesia Helmsman that does not understand whichever of the "working languages" on board?

      The Helmsman is NOT supposed to understand the logic of an order, he is supposed to understand them, repeat the order and do exactly what his is told. No more and no less.

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      • Sigve
        Sigve commented
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        If he didn't understand english or any other working language, how could he shout the 290 degrees course to the captain?

      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Yes, how indeed.
        What was somebody that didn't understand order doing at the wheel in the first place??

      Costa Concordia made it's FINAL voyage a few days ago: https://gcaptain.com/costa-concordia...-to-scrapyard/

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        The demolition of Costa Concordia has been completed: http://www.seanews.com.tr/recycling-...pleted/167712/
        With that and Capt. Schettino jailed for 15 years this saga is over, or is it??
        Nobody from Costa's shorebased management has been held responsible for anything, which is not fair.

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          Throughout the whole time after the grounding, I have wondered about the responsabilities of the other senior management on board: from hotel Director to Staff/Vice Captain, and Chief Engineer. I have heard very little from them and their role during the evacuation, nor have I heard their side of the story either.

          Captain might be in overall command, yes, but there were many other highly-paid senior management on board with responsbilities and duties.
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          • ombugge
            ombugge commented
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            And the DPA, Operations Manager etc. in the office. (May be the same person)
            They sentenced the Indonesian helmsman for misunderstanding the instructions from an over exited Italian though: https://www.thelocal.it/20140410/cos...d-in-indonesia

          • Clipper
            Clipper commented
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            That article includes mention of both "Corriere della Sera" (The Evening Courier) and "Costa Crociere" (Costa Cruises).

            "Corriere" and "Crociere".

            Maybe it's just me but with both mentioned in the last sentence, I had to read it three times before I finally understood.

          This may sound naive but who actually pays for this huge cost of the initial accident and now the cost of towing to Genoa?

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            I presume the insurance company of the cruiseline, as well as local government....

            Perhaps ombugge can give us some better answer?
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            • ombugge
              ombugge commented
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              Yes the cost of wreck removal and demolition, incl. pollution risk was covered by The Standard P&I Club. (As far as I know in full)
              Here is from a report by SKULD P&I about the cost of wreck removal in general: https://www.skuld.com/topics/environ...wreck-removal/

              The recent high profile cases of the MV COSTA CONCORDIA and the MV RENA are examples of this trend, with the two cases representing (at the time of writing) the largest and third largest P&I claims in history, with a possible final combined "bill" in excess of USD 2 billion.
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