Posted April 9th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Last edited by loubetti; April 9th, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Unlike the Queen Mary, I don't think i'd pay an admission to go aboard the Concordia with all thats happened. And she's probably too well constructed to be a Chinese naval ship...heh. My guess is that she'll be refloated whole and towed away to a breakers someplace. I can't imagine her ever sailing the seas again. Nothing is impossible....the MS Stockholm that collided with the Andrea Doria in heavy fog in 1956 is still sailing to this day I believe. The front end was ripped off and several people were killed (not sure how many)....but the Stockholm didn't sink...the Doria did. And there's all those naval ships that were sunk at Pearl Harbor that were refloated and put back into service. (I'd love to see a documentary on how we managed to do that so quickly!) However, given the way the Concordia was crashed and the way things were handled after....and considering public opinion on the whole matter....not to mention that she'll be half submerged for at least a year.....I would be shocked if the ship was ever used to carry passengers again. What does everyone else think?
More died (45) on Andrea Doria and Stockholm then did on Concordia.
So, unless way too expensive. Re-float, rebuild her, and re-name Concordia. Sail her again.
People have short memories- this shall pass.
Yes, Stockholm still sails today! Sadly, Andrea Doria went to the bottom. There was a little girl in her bed on Andrea Doria who was literally taken out of bed by the collision, and deposited in the wreckage of the Stockholm's bow, and with minor injuries!
We're dealing with a new age of cruisers today, many of which have little clue, and can't deal with this stuff. Imagine the folks who think Costa might go out of business over this!
It's not going to happen!
Did KLM airlines go out of business when one one of their chief training captains, Jacob Van Zanten took off without permission, and killed 583 people on a fog shrouded runway at Tenerife?
Edit: Did White Star Line go out of business after Titanic? 1500+ dead there.
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