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Marsdude April 22nd, 2012 11:07 AM

Concordia to be raised
I always thought it would make more sense to re-float and repair the Concordia. It seems that Costa agrees:

Costa Concordia salvage set to begin in May -

Surfguyxxx1 April 22nd, 2012 04:29 PM

Whatever the outcome, I doubt people will want to sail on her, despite how cheap the cruise might be to start.

Marsdude April 22nd, 2012 05:22 PM

Maybe people will be reluctant for a while but they will likely rename her and many people will never be any wiser.

Mike M April 22nd, 2012 05:59 PM

I would be tempted to book her when she returns to service. As long as Captain Dipship isn't at the helm.

Take care,

Ron April 22nd, 2012 06:30 PM

I was wondering when they would attempt to right the ship. It surely would be cheaper to repair it than scrap it but I'm no expert on that. I agree with a couple of others--I think they will repair and re-name it. I can't see people staying off it simply because of the incident itself but like Mike, I would be concerned about who was in charge of the thing if I were aboard it.
I think for everyone' sake the sooner they get it removed from sight the better, even if they towed it out and sunk it. No need for it to sit there and be such a nightmare of memories for so many.

Trip April 22nd, 2012 07:34 PM

So... refloat it, and, sell it to a country far away. I think, you'd have to have lived under a rock, to not know what happened and the Concordia, and that it will soon be sailing as: the S.S. Huh, Who Me......!

Lakers Fan April 22nd, 2012 09:29 PM

Thousands of ships are aground in this worlds oceans dating back to the 17th.century.I would like to see them all raised.

green_rd April 22nd, 2012 11:13 PM

The Concardia did not crash because a failure in her mechanical systems I would sail her again. Of course I would have gone on the first post Challenger shuttle if they would have let me.

Manuel April 22nd, 2012 11:38 PM

Henry, Bob and I will cruise on the Re-built Concordia.


seadog2 April 24th, 2012 11:53 PM

Out of respect for those who lost their lives, I don't think I would sail on her. I also think out of respect the ship should not sail again. That I think would be a fitting tribute for this needless loss of life. Just my opinion.

cruisissimo June 19th, 2012 03:41 PM

I think it should be raised not to remind the people of human, stupid mistake. I can't stop thinking how this happened. What kind of captain would give so unprofessional order?
Anyway, if she returns to sail again, the people will forget and go, some of them will go per curiosity, but they all will ask who the captain would be. And I am sure they will put the best captain that they have...

ship2shore September 12th, 2012 12:03 AM

You would first have to find a Master who is not superstitious.
And hire a Paranormal Investigations reality TV show... because you KNOW things are gonna go bump in the night onboard that baby. September 12th, 2012 01:42 AM

The article does not say it will be refurbished and put back into service, it says once it is floated, it will be sent to an Italian port. Two "salvage" companies are in charge of the recovering and towing it away. As the article says, "Once returned to a floating state, the wreck will be towed to an Italian port," Costa Cruises said in a news release. A decision on what to do with the ship after it has been towed will be up to Italian authorities, according to Pier Luigi Foschi, chairman of Costa Cruises."

According to what I've read elsewhere, at this time no decision has been made as to what to do with the ship as of yet and that decision seems to be leaning towards one of two choices at this moment; scrapping or selling to another company. I would imagine that decision is probably going to be based solely on which way will be the most financially beneficial for Carnival Corporation, who owns Costa. And based on what else I've read and what I've heard from inside contacts, it appears they have already decided they are not going to repair it and keep it.


Cruise Cat September 23rd, 2012 09:06 PM

Supposedly, they were to "anchor her" this past week and begin the process of turning her rightside up so she can be floated in the Spring. I think they were going to fasten the lines into or around the big rock.

mehawk September 30th, 2012 08:33 AM

She will be towed to a yard to be scrapped. Sad, for I, too, would sail on her if I had the chance. She wrecked due to the mismanagement of the ship, not on her own accord.

manofmagnet November 9th, 2012 07:28 PM

I think that if Insurance was paid on the ship, it would belong to the Insurance Company. And they would sell it to any one that could come up the price the Insurance Company would put on it.

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