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    Re: A credible AIS track for the Costa Concordia
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2012 Jan 25, 10:53 -0800

    Why a gash 16% of the ship's length should sink her puzzles me, and I hope 
    will eventually be answered. As I recall, the reason the Titanic went down 
    was her watertight bulkheads went only halfway up the vertical span of the 
    hull, so when one compartment filled, the water spilled into the next and so 
    on. 
    
    It also seems possible that the Concordia may have been sinking level and 
    listed only when she landed on the sloped seabed.
    
    Hewitt
    
    Sent from my iPad
    
    On Jan 25, 2012, at 7:27 AM, Geoffrey Kolbe  wrote:
    
    > 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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