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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...bmail1#s645384

This captain stayed with his ship... His company just entered the bridge repair business. And a new Ferry service got started... These are a few of the good things that comes from accidents.
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From a latitude 38 report:

The current plight of the Costa Concordia reminds us of a comment attributed to Churchill by James C. Humes in his book The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill:"
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"Late in his life, Sir Winston took a cruise on an Italian ship. A journalist from a New York newspaper approached the former prime minister to ask him why he chose to travel on an Italian line when the Queen Elizabeth, under the British flag, was available.

"Churchill gave the question his consideration and then gravely replied. 'There are three things I like about Italian ships. First, their cuisine, which is unsurpassed. Second, their service, which is quite superb. And then — in time of emergency — there is none of this nonsense about women and children first.'"

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Good grief! Is that a Towboat US RHIB in the sixth picture???? No, surely that is a USCG vessel. I can't quite read the writing on it.
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Yes, buoys and gulls, there IS a reason they put bridge clearance heights on nautical charts.
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looks like it would just clear the bridge if they had picked the correct span. woops.
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Thanks, diver. I hadn't noticed the ZOOM function on the Huffington Post pic until just now. Looks like you nailed it -- USCG RBL-medium.
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If you look at photos #6 and #7, it looks like the forward edge of the superstructure must have just caught the underside of the bridge. No big surprise that this would be the point of first contact, except that the radar antenna sticks up another three to six feet higher. The Skipper didn't just misjudge it by a little, s/he really blew it. (Unless the radar can be retracted somehow; is that possible?)
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