Costa Concordia as my favorite Costa cruise ship:
I found her from one video 4 years ago. I watched that again and again. Some years later I was searching something if I found some cheap cruises. One Costa Concordia's cruise was in good price. It made me think that to do this cruise ever. But now seem the cruise plan not comes in real because the ship is sunk. I did research about the Costa Concordia. The ship left wonderful impression. It is weird, the ship what interest me, sunk at my birthday. 13 and Friday is demon's day. I had fun birthday party without knowing the ship is having end. It is destiny of irony. The accident happened just at my birthday party, times went together. I read the bad news on next day morning, reports from the Costa Concordia scared me. The Costa Concordia's tragedy changes my life. I will never make parties at my birthday. Instead, I put a candle next to my drawing for memory of the sad day. Also, I am not sure I want become a captain or not. Captain have big responsibility on ship. Captain is god on ship, it is said. Costa Concordia's captain made fatal errors. For first, he went too close to Giglio island and hit underwater rock. It happened because the captain lost his attention. He had fun with a woman. He left off ship before passengers, it is ruthless behavior. It is shortly said. Costa Concordia tragedy show what could happen if captain to do other things at work.
The Costa ship accident went deeply into my heart. Costa Concordia- she is my favorite Costa ship and so it remain. The Costa Cruise Line has lots of great ships but the Concordia, she was difference.
Fatal day for the Costa concordia:
On 13. January the Costa Concordia hit underwater rocks. She was sailing calmly until Giglio island. Captain decided that sail next to coast and make wonderful sights for passengers(maybe Costa cruise asked for it). He would to show coast of Giglio with sailing out of way toward shore. It seem as a interesting plan but the Captain Schettino forgot underwater rocks. He hoped that he could sail perfectly and no hit these rocks. He went away and met a woman. At the moment, ship's autopilot remained alone and ship was sailing toward island while all went out of control. Concordia sailed and sailed, passengers had dinner. Shore of Giglio was too close. Passengers ate calmly, music rinsed until rang in one's ears hard noise from some decks below. Music "My heart will go on" was sounding in a bar at this moment. Captain scared if he saw that his ship hit something. He scared and had fear. He steered the ship more near to shore because he saw that ship sink. Easier was to steer the ship off opened sea near shore for life-saving.
Passengers had panic. Grew said that all is well and suggested to stay in cabins. They promised to remove errors. More than 2000 passengers felt something wrong and went on sundeck. They saw the ship is too close to shore and put lifejacets on. Panic raised and raised. Everyone was confused and didn't knew where to go. Womans and childrens the first, was said. But so they didn't. Mans push oneself between and went on Lifeboats. Lots of folk fell off ship in water and swam on shore. Seaside of Giglio was wery near, some meters only. Captain went away, left his own ship with passengers. Maybe, it is one reason of causing such panic and mess at evaquating. Crew did amazing work. They did what could. The Costa Concordia start tilting suddenly. Hole in hull emerged off water. The hole in hull is almost 50m long, a piece of rock in. Some passnengers were still aboard while the ship prepared for having rest. She are lying on shore of Giglio for unknown time. 32 people are dead of 4200 passengers and grew members. Deads number not big but case is bad for the wonderful Costa Concordia. The Costa Concordia is lying on shore of island Giglio, Italy. Half of ship is in water. She waits her own destiny. The wreck remain there until it get salvaged or waves carry it along.
Titanic & Costa Concordia:
Titanic sank on 15. April 1912 but the Costa Concoria sank almost 100 years later on 13. January 2012. These two accidents are wery similar. These two are caused with underwater objects. Titanic hit underwater part of iceberg and got almost 90m long grash into hull but Costa Concordia got similar almost 50m grash from underwater rock. Titanic was the biggest ship in the world 100 years ago but the Costa ship was the biggest in europa while she launched. Sinking time was also near. Around midnight. Titanic almost two hours later 100 years ago. Scenes aboard the Costa Concordia looked like from Titanic movie. Passengers aboard heared crash and blow noises. After this arised panic. Crew said that all is in order and not cause for panic. They suggested to take lifejackets and go on lifeboats deck. Someone fell or jumped into water and swam. Total tormoil was around lifeboats. Womans and mens were disorderly. Is sayd that womans and childrens the first. Nobody didn't heared that and all went onto boats together.
Is sayd that song "My heart will go on" was playing in a restaurant just at hitting the rock. the song "My heart will go on" is soundtrack in movie "Titanic". Also similar is love affair. Captain Schettino had fun time with a woman but Titanic passenger Jack had love with Rose.
Alltogether, it seem mystic these two accidents are wery similar.
Big differences are time period and ship's destiny. Titanic sank in ocean but Costa Concordia sank in sea, next to shore. Half of ship is out of water. Titanic went in two but the Costa ship remained in one piece.
Future of Costa Concordia:
Costa Concordia is lying on shore of island Giglio. Long deliberation was taking place in Costa cruise office. Scrap the ship or salvage it?? Finally we know their occasion. Costa managers choose Titan Salvage from 6 plans. Titan Salvage is an American-owned specialist marine salvage and wreck removal company, part of the Crowley Group, and is a world leader in its field. Micoperi is a well-known Italian marine contractor with a long history as a specialist in underwater construction and engineering. Salvaging work progress is hard and need lots of time. Maybe goes one year. Works start on May. Titan salvagers want salvage the Costa ship in one piece and tow it in one port of Italy. What forward with the ship after salvaging? We don't know. Hope the best and to see the Costa Concordia ever again as a cruise ship.
I live together with events around Costa Concordia wreck. The vessel is repairable. Lots of things onboard are damaged by sea water but hull should be useable if close the big hole. Electronic, cables, navigation systems and engine are unuseable. Furniture, dishes and hull should be recycleable. My plans for the Costa Concordia: Close the hole in hull first, put 6 giant buoys under the ship with strong ropes. wreck remain on side, no risk with rising on keel. Tow it in shipyard. Take out all things off hull, recycleable things remain, damaged throw away. Repair damages, change flattened balconies. Finally redesign light decks and rename the ship. It is idea only because it need lots of money. No official and my plan remain as a unrealized. Maybe, I develop plans forward if the Costa Concordia to be salvaged and towed in port and weits her own destiny. It is sure, I want not hear about scrapping.