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Comment: Re:this has me wondering (Score 5, Informative) 151

by opus_magnum (#44861551) Attached to: Cruise Ship "Costa Concordia" Salvage Attempt To Go Ahead

Why all this effort to refloat her? As has been pointed out, she's been partially and asymmetrically submerged for the better part of two years, surely it'd be easier to just send in the divers with cutting torches or shaped charges, split the hull, and float her off in sections on barges (as they ended up doing with MSC Napoli)?

Doing that in a marine sanctuary would have a significant environmental impact.

Loose bits sink chips.

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