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behind cruising 2013/05/17 23:59

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I learnt from a radio programme that the Italian cruiser cruise liner, Costa C

oncordia has is still been under the undergoing a removal project, which means that the ship has remained on in the same spot where it went down in 2012. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdg44) Why, if I had never thought about it, but such a huge ship cannot be removed easily when it is overturned has capsized.

In this programme, you can hear the facts and opinions from both sides - those related to the marine industry, who passionately defend their standards and regulations, and conservationists, who worry about the damage that has already been done.

Local people also express their concerns. The economic damage was immediate. Since the ship has still been there, tourists numbers have decreased, trying to avoid watching because they don't want to see the evidence of such a tragedy. However, the local people more worry more about a the lasting damage - in particular the environmental damage. Under the water and contained in the ship, there are still highly polluting pollutive chemicals, such as bunker oil, cleaning and air conditioning fluid, rotten food and of course human waste. Even when once the ship is has been removed, the chemical sediment residues that has have already been released cannot be removed. Furthermore, during the removing removal process of the wreckage, those these harmful materials could spread more widely.

What if there is were no shipwrecks? Are big cruisers liners safe and clean? Hardly, it seems! With thousands of passengers plus about a thousand crew members, those ships are like floating hotels or towns. How much waste do they could produce only in just one day? What really surprised me was the fact that many ships are legally allowed to discharge some of sewage and food waste into the sea! Such areas are limited though...

Recently, my city's new port welcomed two large cruisers liners with some thousand passengers aboard for each ship. I was simply glad about the news. Those passengers definitely contributed to my city's economy. More cruisers liners might come visit in the future. However, judging from what I learnt today, hidden risks are always there whether it is a shipwreck or lasting damages to the environment. Tourism and conservation don't seem to be compatible with each other/go hand in hand together.


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ミッキー
ミッキー
2013/05/18 05:47
Your esssey reminded me of the nuclear accident in Fukushima.
Once an accident occurs,we would get a big damage・・but we can't change our way of living easily.
みるきぃ
みるきぃ
2013/05/18 07:22
>What really surprised me was the fact that many ships are legally allowed to discharge some of sewage and food waste into the sea!

Really? I didn't know that. Can't belive it! They are against the time, aren't they? I beliece this is the time when every nation is now trying to protect our environment and restore the mother-nature.
neneゴン
neneゴン
2013/05/18 13:24
Gosh! Is it still there?!
Whats going on?!

Truly it IS big but in the long run, people should remove immediately!!
Nothing is good n nobody is happy if it is remained.
Mmm, esp people are very concerned about environment as you mentioned!
Dont they have any better plans, I wonder...
mura-ocl
mura-ocl
2013/05/18 17:42
船からの害を考えると乗るのは考えるかも。。まあ、日本なら小型船程度なら乗りますが。。
菜々
菜々
2013/05/18 23:12
nikochangさん、muraさん、neneゴンさん、koroimoさん、ちるみーさん、みるきぃさん、ミッキーさん、ブラボーありがとう(^o^)/

ミッキーさん
Exactly. That's the problem.
I applaud everyone who is trying hard to cope with the aftermath of tragedies.

みるきぃさん
Of course, there are laws and regulations such as filtering and processing certain substances. So it's not like just dumping garbage if that is what you imagined, but enforcing such laws and regulations is the difficult part, I think. Usually, garbage is disposed when the ship is staying at the port.(Not into the sea of course!)
After this tragedy, the regulations has become tighter, it seems, so this is at least good news.

neneゴンさん
All the workers are trying hard but you know it's such a big ship and it's under the water so it will take time.Check this website and you can understand what's going on this project. From the top part illustration, you can see how the ship is going to re-float.
http://www.theparbucklingproject.com/

muraさん
環境に配慮したしっかりした会社を選ぶなど、利用者でもできることがあるのでは、と考えさせられました☆
ロザリオ
ロザリオ
2013/05/20 15:11
As you said in the diary, I also consern about the damage for environment.

Even if it takes time and money, we should unite and put our effort to save the earth,,,,,and our lives.
菜々
菜々
2013/05/22 17:05
ロザリオさん、mmmmさん、ブラボーありがとう(^o^)/

ロザリオさん
It's really sad to learn the fact that even some tourists on land fail to protect the environment.They just leave garbage everywhere and don't follow the guideline...
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