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The sinking, salvaging and scrapping of the Costa Concordia

Wed 9 Dec, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom Presentation: Wednesday 9 December 2020


The COSTA CONCORDIA sank on the 13th January 2012 one hundred years after the TITANIC sank and in similar circumstances. The ship had 3,229 passengers and a crew of 1,023. The captain of the ship was Francesco Schettino. He diverted the ship from its normal course to do a “salute” to a friend on Giglio Island.

Come along and hear what really happened and the chain of events that led to this disaster and the brilliant engineering to salvage the ship that took years and 2 billion dollars. The ship cost $900 million to build.


Noel started life as a science and mathematics teacher then spent 25 years at IBM in various technical and management positions. In retirement Noel has been a volunteer with both Marine Rescue and Rural Fire Service. Noel is a volunteer speaker for the Australian National Maritime Museum. He is currently a volunteer at NHSA organizing the speaker’s program.



Date and Time:          1000, Wednesday 9th December 2020 (Sydney time)

Please put the date in your diary. The following ZOOM link will be sent as a reminder a week before the presentation.

Join the meeting via this link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81846392489?pwd=MElSNS9BSHo3RlNwZTFKeVRFdjFHUT09

Meeting ID: 818 4639 2489

Passcode: 021720


Wed 9 Dec, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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