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Search: Posts Made By: Piero43
Forum: Ship Research 30th October 2015, 18:55
Replies: 120
Views: 42,538
Posted By Piero43
Seemingly she is still afloat. She has been...

Seemingly she is still afloat.
She has been renamed "Doulos Phos" by the new owner BizNaz Resources International Pte Ltd and is currently undergoing refiting to become an hotel in Bintan island...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th July 2014, 14:18
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
The plan is to remove as much materials to reduce...

The plan is to remove as much materials to reduce the draught of the ship to abt.12 m (the foreseen time will be 2 months). Then she will be towed in the shiprepair area near the EAST entrance of the...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 3rd November 2013, 14:27
Replies: 18
Views: 11,236
Posted By Piero43
Many thanks, Jack! I didn't visit SN site for a...

Many thanks, Jack!
I didn't visit SN site for a long time 'cause I've been quite busy, but I'm glad to be back!
Piero
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 26th October 2013, 10:38
Replies: 18
Views: 11,236
Posted By Piero43
Hi CP, I was on board exactly in the same...

Hi CP,
I was on board exactly in the same voyage, and I yet remember the crossing of the iceberg portayed in the first photo!
I was nine, and my father was first mate on board.
Piero
Forum: Ship Research 4th October 2013, 16:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By Piero43
The British ships involved in the rescue were...

The British ships involved in the rescue were HMS “Sutley”, HMS “Minerva”, HMS “Lancaster”, HMS “Exmouth”, HMS “Duncan”, HMS ” Euryalus”. Of course it's impossible to say which of them rescued your...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th September 2013, 06:44
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Many thanks, litz. As a retired Fincantieri...

Many thanks, litz. As a retired Fincantieri engineer I feel involved in the appreciation
Forum: Costa line 30th April 2012, 14:22
Replies: 4
Views: 7,825
Posted By Piero43
Another bit of her history: Built in 1947 at...

Another bit of her history:
Built in 1947 at Clydebank, UK, Media has been completely rebuilt as Flavia in Genoa, at O.A.R.N. works, in 1963.
Se was the third ship (after Flaminia and Aurelia) of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th January 2012, 09:46
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
In this last pic the two red lights "I am...

In this last pic the two red lights "I am aground" are clearly visible on the mast.
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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th January 2012, 09:13
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
The light signal "I am aground" is two red lights...

The light signal "I am aground" is two red lights on the mast. Neither it can be a navigation light, that are clearly off.
Besides, the "light" on the funnel seems to me a reflex on the funnel's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th January 2012, 09:20
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Approaching from south-east: the Capel Rosso...

Approaching from south-east: the Capel Rosso Lighthouse (extreme southern cape of Giglio), red and green lanterns at the entrance of Giglio Porto harbour. At the northern cape of Giglio there is...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 24th January 2012, 08:51
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Derek, you have been confused by all the Apple...

Derek, you have been confused by all the Apple phones bric-a-brac!
The name of vertical steerable propellers is Azipod!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 16:00
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Hi Gill, It's the stern (transom type): under...

Hi Gill,
It's the stern (transom type): under the name you can see the home port name (Genova), and immediately after is filmed a propeller.

As for the metal stripes, they seens too thin for...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd January 2012, 14:51
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Hi Gill, don't worry about keeping my brains...

Hi Gill,
don't worry about keeping my brains working, it's nothing but a good exercise!
As for the fish swarming in the video, you must consider also the undertow effect, and the presence of scuba...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd January 2012, 10:47
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Hi Eriskay, I think that the simulation is...

Hi Eriskay,
I think that the simulation is quite correct, except that, in my opinion, the 180 degrees turn of Concordia took place more soutward (say between the harbour and Gabbianara).
Because...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2012, 18:20
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Hi Gill, local people knows of course the axact...

Hi Gill,
local people knows of course the axact aspect of the sea bed in that area, I never dived there, so I can't give you a direct witness.
This site
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2012, 12:46
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
It's a practice not unusual in Italy. And it' a...

It's a practice not unusual in Italy. And it' a big shame.
Piero
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2012, 12:32
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
I agree. The structural damage would be not a...

I agree. The structural damage would be not a proble, but part of the machinery, electronics and outfitting, expecially furnture repalcement, would be too expensive.
Beside that: wouldn't be easy...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2012, 12:21
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Concordia is laying on the edge of a step at the...

Concordia is laying on the edge of a step at the depth of abt, 10-15 metres; after the edge the sea bottom drops on a second and larger step to abt. 80 meters, and after on a depth of 100-150 meters....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st January 2012, 12:10
Replies: 122
Views: 20,030
Posted By Piero43
Mr Pellegrini is the Deputy Major and delegated...

Mr Pellegrini is the Deputy Major and delegated to the Civil Defense at Giglio. He was involved in the coordination of the evacuation of passengers from ashore. I think I heard in the interview (but...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th January 2012, 10:16
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
By sure the ship hit the rock in normal...

By sure the ship hit the rock in normal navigating conditions and speed. If she had drift on the reef from her normal course (4 or 5 miles from Giglio), she would haven't had the force to rip away...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 19:47
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Hello Gill, as for the abandon of the ship, all...

Hello Gill, as for the abandon of the ship, all considered, the crew behave brilliantly evacuating over 4000 persons in a relatively short time and with few casualties (I know that also a single...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 16:28
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
John, Split, etc., my post meant, in my...

John, Split, etc., my post meant, in my intention, to point out that the owner can't plot every single moment of the navigation of his ships, it can surely reconstruct all throug GPS, Black Box, etc....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 15:39
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
It is IMPOSSILE to pass inside "Le Scole". They...

It is IMPOSSILE to pass inside "Le Scole". They are rocks, NOT islets.
The space between them and the sea draught is just fit for a small boat.
Piero
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 15:19
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
Split, surely is possible to plot a ship through...

Split, surely is possible to plot a ship through GPS in every moment, but I can't imagine an Owner clerk doing that sitting in front of a screen all night long.
The whole deviation from the approved...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 14:59
Replies: 4,191
Views: 773,351
Posted By Piero43
I'll try to answer to your questons on my...

I'll try to answer to your questons on my experience (I'm a retired marine angineer and my father has been master of several passenger ships, Enrico Costa included).

1) It's of course possible the...
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