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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Costa Allegra Reporting Inaccuracies

It was reported recently that the Costa Allegra was a sistership to the Costa Concordia. Not true The Allegra was built as a container ship and later retrofitted as a passenger liner. The Costa Concordia was built as a passenger cruise liner from the start. They look completely different.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Costa Allegra Specifications & Details

Vessel Information: Vessel Particulars:
VIN: 6916885
Hull Number: WARTSILA M70
Vessel Flag: ITALY
Vessel Call Sign: ICRA
Build Year: 1969 Service: Passenger (Inspected)
Length: 616.5 ft
Breadth: 84.6 ft
Depth: 95.1 ft
Alternate VINs: CG038827
IMO Number: 6916885
Vessel Information: Vessel Particulars:
Service: In Service
Out Of Service Date: N/A
Last Removed From Service By: N/A Deadweight: 14369
Gross Tonnage(GRT): 28430
Net Tonnage(NRT): 11911
Gross Tonnage(GT ITC): 28430
Cargo Authority:
Vessel Documents and Certifications:
Document Agency Date Issued Expiration Date
Certificate of Compliance - Passenger Vessel USCG December 17, 2005 December 17, 2006
SOLAS Passenger Ship Safety Certificate IT October 19, 2005 September 20, 2006
Minimum Safe Manning Document IT December 3, 2004 December 2, 2006
International Load Line Certificate RINA May 16, 2003 November 30, 2007
International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate RINA May 16, 2003 November 30, 2007
Classification Document RINA May 16, 2003
ISM - Safety Management Certificate IT February 11, 2003 February 10, 2008
ISM - Document Of Compliance IT January 14, 2003 January 13, 2008
Tonnage Certificate, International IT July 28, 2001
Load Line Certificate (Coastwise) RINA November 2, 1994 November 30, 1997

Monday, February 27, 2012

Steven l. Waterman Photo

This is a low resolution copy of a photo taken by Steven L. Waterman of the Sea Wife, heading back to her mooring in Spruce Head Harbor, Maine on a foggy morning.

(copyrighted material used with permission)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Books for Sale by Robert G. Bernstein

A brief commercial break to help promote my books for sale at Amazon. What They Don't Tell You About Alzheimer's is a memoir about dealing with my mother's struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Not marine- oriented per se, but told from a mariner's point of view, and of particular importance to me. The other two works are fiction, one a short story, the other a novella. And please visit my author's page and note the novel, due for release shortly. Thanks for looking.


Saturday, February 04, 2012