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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:58 pm 
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What is parbuckling?

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It is a way of raising barrels, bodies, etc over an obstacle, including as a means of recovering an unconscious or exhausted man overboard, as well as a technique for righting a capsized ship.

Here is a short news item on the first anniversary of the sinking with lots of good (recent) photos of the site.

Here is a Business Insider article on how they intend to right and refloat the ship.

www.theparbucklingproject.com - the salvors information website.

And a live webcam of the worksite:

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Hmm, thats always been the way I had intended to retrieve an unconscious person who had fallen overboard. I believe this is a YA requirement.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:42 am 
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It's the way we got a 20,000 litre plastic water tank over a fence into a suburban backyard with just 2 people on each side too.
It gives you a 2:1 mechanical advantage as well as helping control the lift.

It gets more complicated when the load is a ship.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:02 am 
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If anyone is still awake, the Costa Concordia is being righted at the moment; video here:
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/costa-concordia-to-be-righted-20130916-2ttms.html

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:49 am 
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zebedee wrote:
It's the way we got a 20,000 litre plastic water tank over a fence.


I'm still awake. The Costa looks more vertical than in previous pix.

I hope the tank above, was empty :D when you parbuckled it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:55 pm 
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Hi All,

this is an engineering achievement without precedent.

Without taking in consideration the cost of the salvage, it is fascinating.

I am very sorry for the cost of human lives and other problems this accident caused.

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Surprised at first to see the damage along the side upper decks, but I suppose she did sit for 18 months geting hammered by waves, and the upper deck walk are obviously lighter weight construction.

Can't see why they want to let it sit for another 18 months. Maybe Italian siestas get in the way of actually doing some work??

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Costa Concordia is due to be towed away on Monday (Italian time, currently 8 hours behind us).
Webcam here.

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