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To: HiTech RedNeck

First they’ll have to remove the rock and weld plates over the damaged portion of the hull. Then they’ll need to displace the water from the starboard side using air bags. Once the water is displaced (the air bags are all filled at once) it’ll right itself near the water line. Pumping should take care of the rest of the water bringing it off the bottom since all the crew, passengers and fuel are off. Then they can tow it whereever.

Shouldn’t take more than a month. Oh, wait, Europe + Italy. Better make that a year for the permits, then....


23 posted on 01/20/2012 6:02:04 PM PST by Justa
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To: Justa

Hopefully they can get the plates on without having to get clearance between the ship and the rock. Done from inside? Or just a partial covering, letting the air bags do the rest?


33 posted on 01/20/2012 6:08:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Justa
Then they’ll need to displace the water from the starboard side using air bags.

Ding ding ding, We have a winner!!

49 posted on 01/20/2012 6:33:40 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Justa

If the bottom of her hull (not the side) is up against a rock outcropping, they’ll have to create enough buoyancy to float her upright onto the outcropping and then over it.

Remember, this ship is bigger and weighs more that an aircraft carrier.

If they can do it, the longer it takes, the more it’s going to cost to refit her. Saltwater eats everything.

I think this ship will have her super-structure cut off as much as possible, then floated to the bone-yard.


53 posted on 01/20/2012 6:41:41 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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