After the information published yesterday in the
media about the new version of the Titanic
shipwreck, it is more than a century in the history
of the merchant navy that collapses because for a
century and the number of books And films on the
subject testify, the Titanic was the flagship vessel
par excellence, a legend, a myth, unsinkable, the
Even in the slightest debate or debate, in politics,
show-biz, or whatever, a failure was often compared
to the sinking of the Titanic. Simply because the
Titanic had become the very emblem of human error,
pretension, pride, madness, some human beings who
still think today that one can stand up to the Anger
of the natural elements.
see it today in 2016, we still do not control
nature, we do not tame it, we can just try to
protect ourselves, to protect ourselves, to protect
it from its blows Of anger and its traps so finely
deployed on the whole earth, to which man must
constantly watch to protect himself.
Titanic was the pride of a nation, of a people, it
showed the world that we can go faster, farther,
safely, for nothing in the world can stop this
luxurious monster of Seas, not even a rock or an
iceberg. Unfortunately for them, on January 14,
1912, the pretentious dream of domination of nature
will stop there !
The shipwreck :
At 22: 40 pm on Sunday, January 14, 1912, in the
North Atlantic Ocean, off Newfoundland, and in less
than 3 hours, the insubmersible and luxurious
"Titanic" will sink with the craziest dreams
Of some engineers and investors in bad of glories
They were so sure of their strength, so sure of their calculation, that they
even stupidly suppressed rescue boats.
This sinking later will contribute more quickly to
the safety of ships at sea, with more resources,
already on the number of launches, more efficient
life jackets, better trained personnel, more
efficient radios, and later with
The arrival of advanced computer systems that will transmit to the continents
information in real time and especially to rescue
teams, by a simple call the famous "SOS" and that
with a system of geolocation of the ship.
On the other hand, all these brave people
(engineers, researchers, builders) have still not
found the solution to keep a ship afloat if more
than 2 compartments are flooded.
Even with a double hull like the Costa Concordia and
that 100 years later as the Titanic in less than 3
And if he did not turn around (Schettino or luck) to
land on the island of Giglio, he would sink like the
Titanic and there would not have been 32 dead, but
at least one
A responsible fire of the sinking :
Until Monday, January 2, 2017, almost 105 years
after the sinking, no one could think for a second
that the Titanic had left Southampton with a fire on
board or at least a fire could be controlled, but
With at that time coal which was perhaps still
molten and which at the slightest breath of air
could re-ignite in a few seconds and form a gigantic
new brazier and that at sea, the same brazier that
had already ravaged for several days
, Or even two to three weeks as the experts think and destroy part of the coal
inventory of the engine room before the start for
the inaugural cruise.
With this fire, the Titanic's hull was weakened at
the very spot where it hit the iceberg, the fixing
system of the time of the sheet steel plates that
formed the hull was bolted and not welded as today
And between a steel sheet can still be burning, and the icy temperature of the
sea, plus the impact of the iceberg, the steel
sheets have ripped out like nothing.
To hide the huge black trace on the hull, the
Titanic was moored to the dock in the opposite
direction of its position originally intended for
the departure, so that the passengers do not notice
anything and climb on board with serenity.
There the shipowner, the officers, and even the
commander Edward Smith, known for his bravery to die
with his ship, are no longer pretentious dreamers,
proud or simple executants, but real assassins and
veritable suicide bombers for officers,
They are doing this in full awareness of the risk, I
would say almost premeditated...
Daily information on natural disasters tells us that
human beings will never struggle with nature, but
that we humans, although endowed with an extremely
intelligent brain, will never be able to truly
protect us if we
Do not accept the fact that we must also fight our stupidity to always want to
go higher, farther, faster without taking account of
the imponderables and especially to anticipate
Nonsense, pretentiousness, madness, crimes surely
even, wanting to leave more than 2200 people on a
ship that is not able to sail, worse that can be
even without the iceberg would never have reached
A strong storm in this area of the earth or they
abound, with a sea near zero, and the fragility of
the hull would not have borne the onslaught of the
waves and the Titanic would have sunk without may
have the time to launch the SOS
, One of the very first SOS in the history of the
Navy who was born in Berlin (A) on November 3, 1906,
less than six years before the Titanic sank !
From the sinking of the
insubmersible "Titanic", to the wreck of the Costa
Francesco Schettino, commanding officer of Costa
Concordia, has certainly made a navigational error,
is he solely responsible, I do not have the elements
to answer it with certainty.
The company Costa Cruises has committed serious
errors on the design of their ship, surely on
certain equipment such as the emergency generator
which will not support the essential energy required
by the elevators, lighting and engines of descent
Of lifeboats, is a proof of this, and a vital element in damage or sinking.
But the Costa Concordia demonstrates, nevertheless,
that from the shipwreck he had gone through all his
trials until his return to Genoa, that he was a
solid ship in the design of his main structure, but
that he was fragile by the fact that even
With a double hull, it was ripped open.
One notes that 100 years after the sinking of the
Titanic there is still research to be done on the
sealing of the hulls and the resistance of the
latter to all the risks like an iceberg or a rocky
On the other hand, I also think that without the Titanic, the ships of today
would have experienced the same technological
evolution in communication, safety and of course the
The image that each of us has made of the "Myth"
Titanic, after these revelations will change, films,
books are they to throw in the trash, will they have
the same impact on
Each of us, the Costa Concordia will take the place
in the hearts of the fans of the Titanic ?
Can the Costa Concordia become the
new legend in the history of the Merchant Navy :
I think that before this new version of the sinking
of the Titanic, it had already begun and for some
time already some media or social networks begin to
compare politicians to Francesco Schettino, as for
Francois Hollande or Matteo Renzi, for
Take only the best known, and compared France or Italy to the Costa
Because today Costa Concordia is closer to us than
it is to the older generations who only knew the
Titanic through history, books or films.
But I think for future generations, the Costa
Concordia will be their Titanic.
First, for the number of movies or photos that circulate on the web planet,
before, during and after the sinking and its media
coverage for almost five years.
For the Titanic, only old black and white
photographs, yellowed with time, a few pieces of old
films remain for these generations, and the film by
James Cameron, a film that demonstrates with great
stroke special effects and with the
Contest of scientists and historians, that the
Titanic had broken in two...
To become a legend the Costa Concordia must necessarily go through the big
The Costa Concordia will also have its own moment of
glory, it will return completely in history, can be
instead of the Titanic, through books, or even a
cinematographic blockbuster, already a German
telefilm is planned for end
2017. We must remember these catastrophes, not to
forget the souls who have left their lives behind.
Memory is a duty of memory, forgets a mark of
Although to do bisness on the dead and suffering is totally move,
unfortunately one does not go without the other.
The Costa Concordia has everything to go into
history, a tragic scenario, emotion, a historical
feat of man, media coverage like no ship had ever
before had the Titanic.
With a charismatic commander who is loved or hated,
a young dancer in love with the captain, or that
captain who remained more than 36 hours stuck on
board, unable to move with the rising water,
Or that mechanic from Costa Concordia, who will go
back and forth with his boat at the peril of his
life to save more than 500 people, or this fireman
on vacation on the ship, and who too
Honor by saving a disabled person who is still in
his wheelchair and whom everyone has forgotten...
above all for the fact that they are never
forgotten, the tragic story of each of the victims,
this young couple of lovers with their hearts and
hands bound for eternity, this young woman on a
wedding trip, or this husband Heroic woman who gave
her lifejacket to her beloved wife to keep her
alive, or the five-year-old child who died in her
dad's arms, who too will never return from this
terrible cruise, Their name inscribed in letter d'Or
at the highest of the celestial vault...
Costa Concordia was not directly responsible for the
victims and the wounded. Hundreds of survivors also
thanked him, for without his solidity, without the
fact that he remained hanging on these rocks, how
many would be Today to lengthen the list of
Costa Concordia is a stupid accident, but an
accident not premeditated! The sinking of the
Titanic, is no longer a mere accident as before this
Monday, January 2, 2017, but a deliberate act of
sending people to death, the story in this turn is
not written in the same way, and It can not remain
written as it is written today, for 105 years. The
work of the people (journalists, experts,
historians) who give us this new version of the
sinking will have a lot of work, because a new story
must be written! They have taken a course and they
can not stop there, they can not go back...
In memory of the 1,500 victims of the Titanic and
the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia...