Requested by Wesley

Dreams I've Had About the Costa Concordia

Background: I told @wmf that I used to work for a company that played a huge role in the unprecedented salvage operation of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that ran aground in 2011. I spent a lot of time working on this project and still think about it all the time because it's COOL AS HELL anyway this will be a boring list
  1. This is the Costa Concordia btw
  2. Annnnd this is the lil guy we sent down after it
    SEVEN OF THESE WORKING 24/7 FOR ALMOST THREE YEARS GATHERING 55,000 HOURS OF VIDEO FOOTAGE BUT LOL WHATEVER
  3. Dream #1: I'm on Giglio Island at the work site and for some reason they put me on the main deck to take photos. I step on the wrong part of the deck and the ship tilts a few centimeters, nullifying literal years of calculations and resetting the entire multi-billion dollar project
    Oh did I mention these are all nightmares?
  4. Dream #2: I'm operating the robot and navigating through the wreck and I accidentally run it into one of the dead bodies that wasn't recovered yet
    This would never happen
  5. Dream #3: somehow I get asked to testify in an Italian court about my involvement with the salvage operation and I have to tearfully explain in broken Italian that I have nothing to do with the wreck, just marketing for one of the contractors. I am asked to recite several specific statistics about the project
    I don't speak Italian at all and also did you know that the amount of steel used in the recovery insfrastructure is equivalent to FOUR EIFFEL TOWERS
  6. Dream #4: I send out a press release to every major news publication site. It has a typo.
    This is too real