Going to Miami

Took a bit of a risk today. Booked return flights to Miami in October with Aerolineas Argentinas.

Their reputation is not good and they operate older Airbus planes on the BsAs/Miami route.

We missed out on some very good fares from LAN as we were waiting for a USA visa confirmation.

LAN Chile fares increased dramatically after their special offer expired unless we chose particularly tortuous routing. We reluctantly opted for Aerolineas with cheaper fares and direct routing.

Fingers crossed.

Costa Concordia Upright

Here she is this morning. Upright but still sunk. Fantastic job by the salvors.

Costa Concordia

This morning Titan Salvage and their italian partners began to right Costa Concordia with the event being streamed live. 
After an act of epic navigational stupidity by her master
Costa Concordia ended up on a rocky shore partially submerged with a port list of around 70˚.
Here she is in January 2012 not long after the incident.

Titan won a competitive tender with their ambitious plan to right the ship, re-float her and tow her away to be scrapped. Details are
Here she is this afternoon.

Her funnel was been cut off during preparations and the previously submerged heavily fouled area is clearly visible.
By sunset she had been moved about 15˚ towards the vertical and all was going well. Outstanding work.
They expect her to be upright by dawn tomorrow.