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07 December 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:49 GMT+1

July 9, 2019

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Fedepiloti, to Venice Costa Deliziosa is hit by a sudden and unforeseeable storm

The ship - specific the Federation - has left from the Marine one with good meteorological conditions

The Italian Federation Pilots of the Ports (Fedepiloti) attributes to the sudden and unforeseeable storm that Sunday has hit Venice the escape of route of the Costa Deliziosa cruise ship that in the course of the tempest has been approached earth dangerously and has grazed a moored yacht of the Seven Martyrs. The Federation has evidenced that a tornado"" that "has suddenly hit the Venetian lagoon and the city of Venice" and that, "beyond having has happened "violent "provoked to a dead and destruction, has put to hard tries the naval port and operations, but above all the fundamental one and highly characterized car of harbour safety".

Fedepiloti has explained that, "following all the previewed procedures, the command of the Costa Deliziosa ship, with the pilots of the port employed (you of was two on board), the three tugs "legacies" to bow and suckles, all always under the control and the coordination of the local Harbour office - Guard Costiera, has begun a maneuver in good meteorological conditions and lend the just attention to eventual stormy phenomena in action No squall - has specified the Federation - km was in sight for a beam of six miles (11 about) and the wind at the moment of "spring all" was attested around 10 knots (18 km/h about), the sea was calm and the optimal visibility".

"Various minutes after the departure from "Marine" - the note of Fedepiloti continues - Costa Deliziosa are invested by a strong one and improvise storm of wind, rain and hail almost to simile of the tropical storms - twenty of whirling direction advanced to 80 knots (150 are recorded km/h about). The ship, by now near San Marco, has not been able that to endure this extreme and unforeseeable violence weather-it plays hooky. The immediate answer of the Bridge Management Team (Command ship - Pilots) joined to the elevated technical capabilities and professional to employed means of towing and their commanders has returned the correction of the route of the ship abruptly which deviated from the not common extreme conditions possible. The full employment of the optimal abilities to manovriere of the ship and the coordination of all the harbour actors on the scene has done so as that the situation was always under control, bringing back it, in a very short amount of time, to normality. The ship has so continued regularly for the escape".

"To valence than we bring back about the sudden one, repentino and dangerous change of the conditions weather - the note concludes - we evidence that all the traffic in motion public local era in lagoon, financo the ferry, left regularly from Lido for the Tronchetto to the 18 about, than "one has crossed regularly" with Costa Deliziosa to the height of the turn of Saint George".

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