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    Re: A credible AIS track for the Costa Concordia
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2012 Jan 25, 15:27 +0000

    At 14:13 25/01/2012, you wrote:
    
    >Lots of excellent analysis from the list.
    >
    >The ship should also be analyzed as to why it couldn't sustain a rip
    >in the hull and stay afloat. An excessively high center of gravity
    >by design may have compromised the ships stability. Accidents still
    >happen even with fail safe devises and well trained crew in place so
    >naval architecture needs to keep up to reduce the consequences of
    >groundings, collisions, and acts of war .
    >
    >Greg Rudzinski
    
    Aren't double hulls de rigueur in tankers these days? I guess an
    actuary does the sums and figures the cost of putting in a double
    hull against the risk of the oil getting out and causing vast amounts
    of compensation liability as it spreads itself about. Then there is
    the cost putting a double hull in a cruise ship against the
    compensation on some people dying if the single hull loses integrity
    due to something or other. Hmm, tough one...
    
    Actuary - definition: someone who finds accountancy too exciting.
    
    Geoffrey Kolbe
    
    
    
    
    

       
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