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   Pete Zicato  Thursday Jan 19 10:22 AM

January 20, 2012: Italian Cruise Ship

Attachment 36818

This is a satellite pic of the Italian Cruise Ship that capsized recently. Take a look at the full pic here to get a sense of scale.



glatt  Thursday Jan 19 10:25 AM

Looks like you can almost step right across to the rocks without getting your feet wet.



bbuilder  Thursday Jan 19 11:15 AM

(Goes for the obvious)
Shopped.

Nice pic. That sucker is huge. Maybe scale it down a bit the next time.



Sheldonrs  Thursday Jan 19 11:20 AM

When did it become the 20th? :-)



footfootfoot  Thursday Jan 19 11:22 AM

what's up with that tapeworm?



footfootfoot  Thursday Jan 19 11:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
When did it become the 20th? :-)
He's part Samoan.


infinite monkey  Thursday Jan 19 11:23 AM

What a huge load of ship!



infinite monkey  Thursday Jan 19 11:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
what's up with that tapeworm?
It's a paramecium.


HungLikeJesus  Thursday Jan 19 02:22 PM

I didn't realize it was vertical. That is frightening!



Sundae  Thursday Jan 19 02:24 PM

Look at the tiny hull.
New cruise ships are like the man who built his house on sand.



footfootfoot  Thursday Jan 19 02:38 PM

Is he related to the man who bought a dog and walked it all at once?



glatt  Thursday Jan 19 02:43 PM

I guess this is the rock that jumped out at him.
Attachment 36831



footfootfoot  Thursday Jan 19 03:52 PM

A wanton act of aggression on the part of that rock!

Will those Somalians stop at nothing?



infinite monkey  Thursday Jan 19 03:59 PM

Wonton? They had the wreck catered?



Pete Zicato  Thursday Jan 19 05:18 PM

Parts of that hull look like it's made out of plastic.



HungLikeJesus  Thursday Jan 19 06:11 PM

When I first saw that picture I thought it was a giant shark with a rock in its mouth.

Go look again.



infinite monkey  Thursday Jan 19 06:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus View Post
When I first saw that picture I thought it was a giant shark with a rock in its mouth.

Go look again.
So I was looking at the first picture and thinking 'huh what?'

But you're right, the other picture is definitely a shark eating a rock!


HungLikeJesus  Thursday Jan 19 07:24 PM

We're going to need a bigger boat!



ZenGum  Thursday Jan 19 08:56 PM

Quote:
During an interview on Triple M radio in Adelaide this morning, Mr Abbott [Leader of the Federal opposition, who has repeatedly campaigned on a paranoid STOP THE BOATS!!! anti-refugee platform; ZG] made light of the situation.

"This is a bit from left field mate, the captain of the Costa Concordia wants to know if you need any help with your boat policy?" the Triple M announcer said.

"Well, that was one boat that did get stopped, wasn't it," Mr Abbot replied, to laughter.



SPUCK  Friday Jan 20 06:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
It's a paramecium.

Um.. No. You have it wrong. It's a Euglena.




Quote:
Originally Posted by infinite monkey View Post
What a huge load of ship!
Like the scumbag captain's Ego!


And that rock? No, not the one that bit it. That's a local one the ship landed on. The fatal blow occurred about a mile away.


CaliforniaMama  Friday Jan 20 09:55 AM




infinite monkey  Friday Jan 20 09:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Um.. No. You have it wrong. It's a Euglena.
OMG you're right. How embarrassing, after I proclaimed my eternal love for Euglena in the Favorite One-celled Organism thread. I'm so cilia. Someone should flagellate me.


Lamplighter  Friday Jan 20 10:32 AM

But IM, for two in one sentence you must stand in the Pun Corner for 10 min.



infinite monkey  Friday Jan 20 10:42 AM

I LOVE the pun corner!

(rushes to corner)




BigV  Friday Jan 20 12:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamplighter View Post
But IM, for two in one sentence you must stand in the Pun Corner for 10 min.

But LL, for not knowing how to count, you must stand in the math corner for ten minutes. After that, another ten minutes in the basic sentence structure corner.


footfootfoot  Friday Jan 20 12:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post

But LL, for not knowing how to count, you must stand in the math corner for ten minutes. After that, another ten minutes in the basic sentence structure corner.
So that's, like, what, 30 minutes altogether?


infinite monkey  Friday Jan 20 12:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post

But LL, for not knowing how to count, you must stand in the math corner for ten minutes. After that, another ten minutes in the basic sentence structure corner.
Now now, there are enough corners for us all. All four of us.

The rest of them can go *#&#% themselves in Perfectland, where every room is perfectly round.

And they go around the squirrel.



I slay me.


BigV  Friday Jan 20 01:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
So that's, like, what, 30 minutes altogether?
around that...


Gravdigr  Friday Jan 20 05:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbuilder View Post
(Goes for the obvious)
Shopped.

Nice pic. That sucker is huge. Maybe scale it down a bit the next time.
So.....is the pic 'shopped or not?


SPUCK  Saturday Jan 21 07:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
So.....is the pic 'shopped or not?
No! Not shopped at all.


GunMaster357  Saturday Jan 21 09:45 AM

Unless you have as much bread as Bill Gates and such, you cannot shop this ship

Ship Facts

Lenght: 290 .00 m
Beam: 36.00 m
Draft: 8.00 m
Gross Tonnage : 114,500 m.t.
Passengers: 3,700
Crew: 1,100
Decks: 17
Engine: Wartsila, 12-cylinder
Power: 12,000 kW
Speed: 23.0 kn
Built: 2006
Shipyard: Fincantieri Yards
Price: 600 millions USD



ZenGum  Saturday Jan 21 07:40 PM

Some of those numbers need updating...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GunMaster357 View Post
Unless you have as much bread as Bill Gates and such, you cannot shop this ship

Ship Facts

Length: 290 .00 m
Beam height: 36.00 m
Draft: 8.00 m more than we thought
Gross Tonnage : 114,500 m.t.
Passengers: 3,700 Don't go there
Crew: 1,100 Ditto
Decks canyons: 17
Engine: Wartsila, 12-cylinder
Power: 12,000 kW Not a lot
Speed: 23.0 kn Even less
Built: 2006
Shipyard: Fincantieri Yards
Price: 600 millions USD



footfootfoot  Saturday Jan 21 10:03 PM

Thanks Zen, I just woke everyone up with my laughing

height
more than we thought



Happy Monkey  Sunday Jan 22 10:39 AM

Lotsa pics.



richlevy  Sunday Jan 22 11:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Monkey View Post
#16 made me think of the expression 'rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic'.


HungLikeJesus  Sunday Jan 22 11:38 AM

I think this is a case where the problem comes down to top management.



BigV  Sunday Jan 22 11:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by richlevy View Post
#16 made me think of the expression 'rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic'.
'rearranging deck chairs on the starboard walls of each room on the Titanic'.


monster  Sunday Jan 22 11:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
Thanks Zen, I just woke everyone up with my laughing

height
more than we thought
WHS


zippyt  Monday Jan 23 12:24 AM

"There are three things I like about being on an Italian cruise ship. First, their cuisine is unsurpassed. Second, their service is superb. And then, in time of emergency, there is none of this nonsense about women and children first."

– Winston Churchill



Lamplighter  Monday Jan 23 09:09 AM




Pete Zicato  Monday Jan 23 04:32 PM

Probably an urban legend, but two people in my choir say that the music playing on the cruise ship when it hit the rock was "My Heart Will Go On".

Ironic if true, but probably not.



Clodfobble  Monday Jan 23 06:12 PM

Nah. For one thing, a ship that big has got several clubs and/or ballrooms per deck, which would each have different music playing.

What they meant to say was they wished Celine Dion had been steering, as she'd have no doubt done a better job.



SPUCK  Tuesday Jan 24 07:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamplighter View Post
- and corporations do not die
Please explain in the context of Kodak, Borders Books, Mervyns, and Northwest Airlines.


Lamplighter  Tuesday Jan 24 09:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Please explain in the context of Kodak, Borders Books, Mervyns, and Northwest Airlines.
Reincarnation.


Pete Zicato  Wednesday Jan 25 02:21 PM

A pic from inside:


Attachment 36960



SPUCK  Thursday Jan 26 06:52 AM

Pretty creepy.. It's amazing a whole lot more people didn't cash it in.



classicman  Thursday Jan 26 11:27 PM

The captain of the Costa Concordia started his new job today.
.
.
.



tw  Sunday Sep 1 11:10 AM

The Costa Concordia is stuck on rocks. The only reason why it has not slipped into a 200 foot undersea canyon. A major rescue operation has been ongoing for almost two years. This should be months or less from righting and floating the Concordia from its crash site.

The ship must be righted and raised from existing rocks without sliding sideways into deeper water. Otherwise the wreck can become an ecological disaster to a sensitive and protected reserve.

This engineering feat is so significant that is should be reported live.

Who is the insurance agent who sold them the policy?



SPUCK  Monday Sep 2 06:47 AM

He's dead. He was lost overboard on a subsequent cruise.



tw  Sunday Sep 15 06:00 PM

I should begin in hours (on Monday).



Lamplighter  Monday Sep 16 06:42 PM

Washington Post
9/15/13

Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef yet operation slowed by delays and cable glitch

Quote:
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Using a vast system of steel cables and pulleys,
maritime engineers on Monday gingerly winched the massive hull of the Costa Concordia
off the reef where the cruise ship capsized near an Italian island in January 2012.
But progress in pulling the heavily listing luxury liner to an upright position
was going much slower than expected. Delays meant the delicate operation
— originally scheduled from dawn to dusk Monday —
was not expected to be completed before Tuesday morning.<snip>

Engineers used remote controls to guide a synchronized system of pulleys,
counterweights and huge chains that were looped under the Concordia’s carcass
to delicately nudge the ship free from its rocky seabed. A few hours into the operation,
four of those cables became slack and threatened to become entangled with other cables,
forcing the winching to halt for an hour while workers fixed the problem,
Costa engineer Franco Porcellacchia said.

Later in the rotation process, a series of tanks on the exposed side
of the hull will be filled with water to help pull it down.
That phase should rotate the ship faster than the winching, Porcellacchia said.
As the hull is moved upright, it will come to rest on an underwater platform:

Attachment 45445

Attachment 45446

Attachment 45447

(...They hope...)


SPUCK  Tuesday Sep 17 07:20 AM

Suck cess!!



Lamplighter  Tuesday Sep 17 11:19 AM

Yes. Here is the ship NEW and NOW



Gravdigr  Tuesday Sep 17 06:01 PM

Looks like some of the 'new' rubbed off.



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