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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #275 on: April 29, 2012, 09:42:13 am »

It was the high bidder that got the contract. I don't think they will take short-cuts. They may even take a loss on the job according to some experts
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« Reply #276 on: April 29, 2012, 11:36:57 am »

the big problem is that she is sat on a ledge. If she slips she will go in to deep water were the salvage cost will go up by a lot. So On this one I dought there will be any corner cutting as if it gos wrong the whole world is watching.

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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #278 on: May 02, 2012, 05:26:58 pm »


Interesting!    Is that a Proposal or Briefing?
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« Reply #279 on: May 02, 2012, 05:31:45 pm »

No idea.

Makes sense to do it that way i suppose.
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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #281 on: May 02, 2012, 05:41:06 pm »

just with the video i posted,

it had the titan logo or whatever. not saying it was defo them who posted it but you can only assume they did...
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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #282 on: May 14, 2012, 07:22:35 pm »

Hello

The simplest solution to upright the Costa Concordia   ;D

 

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« Reply #283 on: May 14, 2012, 07:50:58 pm »

" give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I will move the Earth"    {-)
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« Reply #284 on: May 14, 2012, 08:59:13 pm »

" give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I will move the Earth"    {-)

Wasn't it that bloke Archie Medes wot said that?
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« Reply #285 on: May 15, 2012, 08:19:58 am »

Archie was the dozy Greek bloke that spilt his bath.  Think it might have the other Greek Mr. U. Clid with the plank, dunno I never was up in the classics (if you see wot I mean) ;D
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« Reply #286 on: May 15, 2012, 07:31:47 pm »

Nope, it was definitley the guy who invented the screw
very clever and he deserves a medal.

and here it is


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« Reply #287 on: May 15, 2012, 07:58:29 pm »



     It's all Greek to me, mate....   :-)


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« Reply #288 on: May 15, 2012, 08:07:30 pm »

Dave  (Norseman):  I love your technical illustration so much that I may use it as a water ballast system for a static diving submarine.
Question:  Where you have shown what looks like a handle, should I connect that to a small reversable motor, or fit a couple of 1/96 scale donkeys inside the dry space ?
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« Reply #289 on: May 15, 2012, 10:00:12 pm »

Bob,

Given the option ...........

I'd definitely go with the two small Asses :D {-)

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« Reply #290 on: May 16, 2012, 12:22:31 am »

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Where you have shown what looks like a handle, should I connect that to a small reversable motor, or fit a couple of 1/96 scale donkeys inside the dry space ?

Reversable for what ?  The Archimedes' screws pump is to transport water from low to up position : no need a pump on the other way  {-) just make a hole   O0

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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #291 on: May 16, 2012, 07:53:10 am »

Oh,  my head hurts with all this science and technology...keep it simple lads. :((
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« Reply #292 on: June 12, 2012, 10:52:49 am »

Might have been better all round if the Captain had said it was his wife driving, and let her take the points ?
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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #293 on: June 12, 2012, 02:25:46 pm »


News:

"This is the largest refloat in history," said Captain Richard Habib, head of US salvage firm Titan Salvage, which has teamed with Italian company Micoperi to mount the operation, set to cost more than $300m (190m) according to the ship's operator Costa Crociere.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/18/costa-concordia-salvage-team-refloat


http://www.titansalvage.com/
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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #294 on: June 13, 2012, 08:06:09 am »

they should use the mythbusters tactic...
they re-floated a small boat by filling it with ping pong balls  O0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKKu0DA5lvM

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« Reply #295 on: June 13, 2012, 03:09:23 pm »

Might take a few dozen to raise the Concordia :((    How many were used in the Mythebuster`s TV show ?
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« Reply #296 on: June 13, 2012, 03:13:57 pm »

12 or 24,000 I think.

That one of my favourite TV moments.
Adam is trying to work out how many ping pong ball are required to lift 1Kg... and his rig flops over in the fish talk... the reply to Jamie's gibe wasn't scripted!  {-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmnxBIe75s&feature=player_detailpage#t=136s


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« Reply #297 on: June 13, 2012, 04:57:54 pm »

Thanks for this link, so good this salvage with ping pong balls.  {-)

Can you imagine how many container ships coming from China (the factory of the world) would be need to fill the Concordia ?   Nice for the container ships, not so heavy cargo ! 

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« Reply #298 on: June 13, 2012, 05:02:52 pm »

and those containers would be quite unsinkable too{-)
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Re: COSTA CONCORDIA SINKS
« Reply #299 on: July 11, 2012, 09:27:21 pm »

Costa Concordia captain apologises for sinking.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18804850
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