Burong (May 1st, 2012)
Burong (May 1st, 2012)
The most important objective of any cruise is that the cargo, that has already paid to come aboard, spends even more or all they have left aboard. In order to fullfil this simple and basic objective all officers shall ensure that the cargo is happy and spends ... aboard. Evidently other more physical intercourses and close encounters with the cargo are encouraged! Just keep the cargo happy! Aboard! Navigation? 2/0 and an OS on the bridge can do that. It seems Costa forgot the basics!
wow, this thread still going..Originally Posted by Heiwa
what is available in the media.
Costa Concordia preliminary report
A copy of the preliminary report in English can be viewed here:- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3544291/Ital...0Concordia.pdf
The Yaw Radius is such that the Ship is situated 0.5 miles south-west off the planned course - much more close to the coast compared to the planned route
- From the report - looks like they had a track line laid down but misjudged the amount of advance.
The Italian preliminary investigation report at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3544291/Ital...0Concordia.pdf is good. OK, OK, you do not collide with reefs or whatever on the sea floor. Either you run aground and that's it or you just contact whatever is on the sea floor and sail on. Which Costa Concordia did. Who has ever heard of a ship colliding with the bottom of the sea?
After the contact three damaged compartments, #05, 06, 07 were up-flooded and the Costa Concordia both floated and was stable. Very GOOD! So the unfortunate contact didn't cause any serious damage.
So, what happened then? Read the report. It is good.
We are told that a fourth (!!!) watertight compartment, #04, the compressor room, was flooded through a leaking watertight door and , as a result, the ship then capsized, as GZ<0.
A leaking watertight door? Between an electric motor propulsion room (room #05) and a galley compressor room (room #04).
What idiot did fit a leaking watertight door there? On a €500 million cruise ship! The answer is maybe at http://heiwaco.tripod.com/news8.htm
1. "Touristic sailing course up to a bathymetric contour line at 10 metres depth" ????????????? 16 knots. 8 metre draft. Hmmmmmmm.
2. The overlaid leglines on the ENC are well outside the 10m contour.
3. "Radars under observation". What about all available means? ECDIS??
Lookout: someone who is on the look out for something.
The verb would be:
Lookout: the act of 'Looking out'
or The Adverb as used in ordinary seamans lingo:
Lookout, Her 'jigglers' are SO huge they are going to slap you in the face!
Fraqat I had to work that into a sentence! Too damn funny not to try!
That's disgusting. Next time my wife does that sort of dancing I am going to DEMAND she stop in 30 minutes (or so)!
Reading over the salvor plan this rang a bell. It took several weeks to siphon through the grey matter but this tactic has been done before!!!
Albeit not on such a grand scale, but effectually the same concept.
The report makes just two statements under the heading "Preliminary remarks".
First, that "sounding the General Emergency alarm and taking timely steps to abandon ship" were delayed (<-- OK, pretty obvious really)
Second: "Organization of the abandonment of the ship was on the whole appropriate to manage an emergency such as the one that occurred at [sic] Giglio Island" (<-- if they mean that all the deck officers (save one who remained) got off the ship in short order leaving hundreds of passengers behind, yes, the abandonment went like clockwork. On the other hand, if they think that leaving the passengers on their own to fend for themselves was a good idea, then no, it wasn't a good idea, the ship's officers and crew are supposed to organize and assist and care for their passengers in such a situation, and these officers and most of the crew did no such thing, and there is ample eye witness testimony to that effect.)
For the report's sake it would have been better to have left out "Preliminary remarks" altogether, writing two cheap sentences, one of which is patent rubbish, in large print, demeans the whole report.
Last edited by mikk0; July 1st, 2012 at 05:03 PM.