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  • Costa Concordia Captain

    Looks like his passage plan went a bit pear shaped...

    http://news.sky.com/story/1151279/ca...-past-for-days
    Phase 2 Cadet
    Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd.
    South Shields Marine School

  • #2
    Typical Sky Journalism, they don't even realise that Ufficiale in Italian translates to officer and not official, Google Translate is fine for some things, for righting a report about something which the author obviously knows nothing it just doesn't cut it.
    Go out, do stuff

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Clanky View Post
      Typical Sky Journalism, they don't even realise that Ufficiale in Italian translates to officer and not official, Google Translate is fine for some things, for righting a report about something which the author obviously knows nothing it just doesn't cut it.
      Proper journalism you say?

      I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

      All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Clanky View Post
        Typical Sky Journalism, they don't even realise that Ufficiale in Italian translates to officer and not official, Google Translate is fine for some things, for righting a report about something which the author obviously knows nothing it just doesn't cut it.
        I never believe anything from Sky news since they faked this German kids facebook posts, after he went on a high school massacre. They just made it up. And they still exsist? This is madness.
        ....

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        • #5
          1000+ witnesses? really?

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          • #6
            I was talking to a Canadian Pilot a few weeks ago who had worked with Schettino a few months before this disaster on a different Costa ship and he was of the opinion that Schettino was one of the best Captains in the Costa fleet....
            Cruise ship Captain with experience on-board Passenger Vessels ranging from 5500-150000 GRT.

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            • #7
              Shows what happens when you let the little brain start thinking for the big brain huh? An error of judgement and a few minor margins of error and it all goes wrong.
              "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
              "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

              "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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              • #8
                Reading that MAIB report Alistair put up is very interesting. Problems they had with Emergency Generator, a quick thinking electrician using a screw driver to make electrical contacts to danger to himself saved the day.

                Also about how the press was wrong that they took the ship back to the rocks to help people, really they'd just lost control, the Captain asking them to drop the second anchor to stop them moving and the Bosun replying, we aren't moving, we've been on the rocks for a few minutes.

                Not sure if I got that second bit exactly word to word, big document to rememebr it exactly haha.
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                • #9
                  I must have read the report differently, but I thought the screwdriver business to override the under voltage trip on the generator incomer to the ESWB was fruitless. They lost normal and emergency power to the steering gear didnt they?

                  If the electricians/engineers had performed the on load generator tests the report says the did a few days prior to the incident, the odds of the UV trip suddenly failing would appear very low.
                  Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                  • #10
                    It's well known most stuff fails just after testing it.......no really it does, and then isnt found until the next test
                    Trust me I'm a Chief.

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                    Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                    No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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                    • #11
                      I've a lot to learn
                      Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                      • #12
                        Lol....not really, but with somthing that is tested every month or so, it might be good on the test date but may fail in the following 29 days, so it isnt found until next test IF however you need it in between then you find but at an inconvenient time ;-)

                        it's the law of sod multiplied by the law of murphy :0
                        Trust me I'm a Chief.

                        Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                        Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                        No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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                        • #13
                          I hope the investigators get to take a look at the generator now that the ship is upright. Might be able to find out if the problem lay with the exciter or the UV trip coil.
                          Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                          • #14
                            yeah all the saltwater and stuff wont have hindered the investigation in any way shape or form?!
                            Trust me I'm a Chief.

                            Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                            Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                            No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                            Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                            • #15
                              was assuming the emergency gen space was the bit out the water, but just had a look at the photos again and you're right its probably pretty damp in there
                              Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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