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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:47 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
C M
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if anybody knows... HOW do they plan to raise that enormous and
extremely heavy ship into an upright position to tow it to port to make
repairs ?, (i think) ? TIA

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Old January 17th, 2012, 05:10 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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On Jan 17, 5:47*am, (C M) wrote:
if anybody knows... HOW do they plan to raise that enormous and
extremely heavy ship into an upright position to tow it to port to make
repairs ?, (i think) ? TIA


That's the easy part ...Balloons filled inside the damaged hull will
work ... but the ship is grounded - essentially on the bottom of the
ocean ... but at so shallow a depth you can see half of it ... They
don't just have to right it but raise it some 40 or more feet to
actually have it floating again ... More balloons than I can
imagine ...

Now the Mythbusters raising a wreck with ping pong balls show was
ultimately successful on a much much smaller scale ...
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Old January 18th, 2012, 02:22 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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On 1/17/2012 2:47 AM, C M wrote:
if anybody knows... HOW do they plan to raise that enormous and
extremely heavy ship into an upright position to tow it to port to make
repairs ?, (i think) ? TIA


The tear is out of the water so they can make a temporary patch and then
just pump out water to re float.

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Old January 18th, 2012, 02:50 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Bill[_1_]
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On 1/17/2012 8:22 PM, RayC wrote:
On 1/17/2012 2:47 AM, C M wrote:
if anybody knows... HOW do they plan to raise that enormous and
extremely heavy ship into an upright position to tow it to port to make
repairs ?, (i think) ? TIA


The tear is out of the water so they can make a temporary patch and then
just pump out water to re float.


From what I have read recently, there is also damage on the portion
that is under water from when the idiot captain tried to get it unstuck
by turning the ship around (or trying to, without calling for help).

Bill


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Old January 19th, 2012, 07:16 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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the captain might of saved the boat n alot of people if it went out
another 150ft or so.....from shore.

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Old January 19th, 2012, 07:32 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Wonder if the captain was drug tested? Americans that were rescued
stated that before the accident he was "seen drinking."

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Old January 19th, 2012, 11:10 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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I just read where the captain was drug tested, with urine and hair
samples.

 




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