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Watch As Luxury Passenger Ship Burns In Greek Shipyard

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If the unfortunate, yet hilarious, sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner in January 2012 off the Tuscan coast was the best symbol of the foundering Eurozone, then we are unsure just what the symbolic value is of the fire that raged over the weekend on the Majestic International’s Ocean Countess cruise ship while laid up at a shipyard in Greece.

As Gcaptain reported, the Ocean Countess caught fire Saturday at the Chalkis Shipyard near Chalkis (or Khalkis), Greece, north of Athens. All five crewmembers were evacuated safely, but as of Sunday firefighting crews were still trying to contain the blaze, reports say. The Ocean Countess was launched as the Cunard Countess in 1976 and has been laid up at the shipyard for over a year since its last charter to UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages ended.

Supposedly, the vessel was scheduled to re-enter service next year. It won't.

Unlike the Costa Concordia, this tale has a somewhat happy ending:  Vernicos Salvage and Tug reports that the fire onboard the Ocean Countess has been brought under control through firefighting efforts by the crew of their Alexander 3 tug.

 

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Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Torapalos, Torapalos, Torapalos!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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THIS IIIIIS SPARTA!!!!!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Herd Redirectio...
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"I can't stand it I know you planned it
I'm gonna set it straight, this watergate
I can't stand rocking when I'm in here
Because your crystal ball ain't so crystal clear
So while you sit back and wonder why
I got this fucking thorn in my side
Oh my, it's a mirage
I'm tellin' y'all it's sabotage"

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:55 | Link to Comment Four chan
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adam was the first to...drop

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:58 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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Frank Zappa and the Motha's were at the best place around...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Four chan
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then some stupid on the cruise ship...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment OutLookingIn
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Insurance.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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Must have taken on Paulie as a partner.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:05 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Pull It.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Zappa was a stooge for MIC/SeeEye-A like his dad. Laurel Canyon - the haven for the children of the NWO & elites.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html

Along with David Crosby, Jim Morrison, Stephen Stills and a bunch more.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:45 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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You forgot to mention:  "I knew you'd be surprised" and "Don't fool yourself... it's going right up yer..."

Although some are partial to having "a nasty little [bleep] Princess, with titanic [bleep] and sandblasted zits".  /sarc

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment knukles
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Well, now we know the fire system works.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:42 | Link to Comment mofreedom
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Bullish for ship breakers!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:04 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
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Their very last asset goes up in flames. Souflakis for mr. Draghi as of now.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Drachma
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"All 5 crew members were evacuated..."

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment ZH Snob
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I wonder if this is an illuminati message symbolizing their proud destruction of Greece.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:43 | Link to Comment SkottFree
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Just wondered why a cruse ship was tied off to some derelict ship perhaps 2 birds with one stone?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:21 | Link to Comment Dugald
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The rusty one is a cunningly disguised Trojan Horse.

How many Greeks does it take to light a fire...answer 5

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment RacerX
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Jewish fire in a Greek shipyard. Score one for the Globalists.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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How about having Greek-Fire* in a [bleep] shipyard?

* http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/244571/Greek-fire

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment CuttingEdge
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Salvage rights ftw.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment SILVERGEDDON
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Lloyds Of London gonna hate them bitchez for that there insurance claim.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment NOZZLE
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Greek Lightning

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment rlouis
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Krugman economic stimulus

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment FieldingMellish
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BBQ on the lido deck...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment JJ McApe
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>>yet hilarious, sinking of the Costa Concordia ???

 

what is hilarious about when some people die?

are you f retarded t.turd.en?

show some respect.

HOW DISGUSTING!!!

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment mofreedom
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Cause the captain was a pansy.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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This is fight club and not a church social.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:07 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Their names were Robert Paulson.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Oh lighten up Francis (no disrespect Francis) He is talking about the fact that the cowardly captain abandoned ship to save himself.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment nuclearsquid
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I guess i missed the hilarious part.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment mofreedom
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Cause the captain was a blubbering pansy.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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He did it all for the nookie.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment TrustWho
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At least the Greeks still have fuel for their helicopters

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Dull Which
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I've been here far too long: my first reaction was "insurance scam"

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:13 | Link to Comment The Reich
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An exemplary Greek fire restructuring concept, GS approved.

 

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Lore
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"Pull it"

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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the pos up against the port beam is a stinking rust bucket.

friction fire - worthless hulk rubs up against valuable insurance policy.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:49 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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The reconstruction of this ship will provide stimulus to the (non-existent) Greek economy.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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More folks in the USSA love to go on cruises and then chat about it for 6 months or longer. They love being herded. 

Fuck this cruise thing. 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment Joe A
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I never understood it.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:34 | Link to Comment bilejones
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The future's gonna be : 11 months in the FEMA camp, 4 weeks on a cruise, rinse and repeat.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:51 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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"Greek lightning"

 

reference for those who don't get it immediately: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Greek%20Lightning

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Richard Head
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I'm sure the insurance claim was submitted before the fire was put out.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:46 | Link to Comment HardlyZero
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Any Gold or Bitcoins on-board ?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Payne
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Set fire for insurance purposes ?  it is scrap now and will need a refit.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Does this mean there will be a sale ? 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:57 | Link to Comment mrdenis
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Spartilas ...............

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 14:59 | Link to Comment Bobportlandor
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Are the greek fireman called: hero, heh-row , gyro, jeer-row, JYE-roe or YEE-roe?

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:17 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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thread best

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:02 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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If Greeks were not so fucking honest, one would be sure it was arson.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Dre4dwolf
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That is true you know.

Greeks despite their obvious character flaws, are very honest.

In-fact one might say they (we) are too honest.

 

We just say it like it is.

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:33 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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Proof of Greek honesty from the New York Times:

In the wealthy, northern suburbs of this city, where summer temperatures often hit the high 90s, just 324 residents checked the box on their tax returns admitting that they owned pools.

 So tax investigators studied satellite photos of the area — a sprawling collection of expensive villas tucked behind tall gates — and came back with a decidedly different number: 16,974 pools.

Various studies, including one by the Federation of Greek Industries last year, have estimated that the government may be losing as much as $30 billion a year to tax evasion...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:11 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Only the theives think it is a crime to steal from them.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:51 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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Exactly

It is not a crime to stop a robbery.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment Martel
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Over-insuring FTW.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:10 | Link to Comment sixsigma cygnus...
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As Pliny the Elder said, "Iudaeorum fulgur percusserit in Cretam etiam."

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:34 | Link to Comment seek
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I think you're supposed to use "caseus papam" in place of "Iudaeorum" per the ZH standard.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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The ship next to the Ocean Countess looks like the one I could afford to travel on.

 

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Relentless
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Am I the only who expected the word "shipyard" to include a place with buildings and not just a barren hillside and rusty ship to lash on to?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:11 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Any port in a storm?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment bilejones
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But if they went to a real shipyard the fire might damage something of value.

Wouldn't want that now, would we?

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:24 | Link to Comment saltedGold
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They'll do anything to get rid of the Norwalk virus...

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 15:52 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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you nose

what with the terrible loss of life and alls

larry silverstein gave the orders to pull it floyds of london insurance will be paying out 3 times for this sad loss.

but fear not larry and israel will be back with a bigger and newer and stronger ship fully insured into infinity.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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LLoyds won't even notice. Those who back the insurance policies with their money / assets (the do-called "Names") will be the ones picking up the pieces, as they always do.

Methinks a cheap(er) way to pay for a refit - however the Insurance Industry is not stupid, and it'll be interesting to see what happens here. Negligence / incompetence on behalf of the "Shipyard" will be picked up by their insurers, not the vessel owners.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Nicky the squatter built a cooking fire on the ballroom floor.

It had the nicest view until the smoke got too heavy.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 06:49 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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Tyler i want to say you one thing,

i appreciate very much what you do everday, but saying that the concordia accident is hilarious is a bit too far for me.

i would say it's one of the most terrible thing dying because someone else fault, especially if he's a fucking drunk italian Don Giovanni who was entertaining a blonde bitch,

instead of doing his duty.

 

sorry for bad english

 

Arph

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