Three Black Balls: Costa Concordia in gif Form

The video at this link is absolutely worth watching if you’re at all interested in the Costa Concordia disaster and how it happened, from a navigation standpoint. I made the gif below that shows the last minutes before the wreck – basically, the track was laid that you had to turn perfectly, and the ship clearly didn’t. If you look closely you can see the speed as the ship approached the rock – nearly 16kts.

Costa Concordia Gif

Reconstruction of the Costa Concordia, Narration by John Konrad, AIS Data by from on Vimeo.


About thinklikeafox

I'm a Naval Officer living in Southern California. I hope to be attending law school in the next year or two, and I started writing this blog out of a desire to improve my writing and critical thinking skills after a couple years outside of academia.
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One Response to Three Black Balls: Costa Concordia in gif Form

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