Flavio Cirillo, Italy’s undersecretary for the environment told the Italian Parliament’s environment committee this week that the Costa Concordia must be removed before the winter. Cirillo said another winter where it now sits could spell disaster.
While the date of removal has changed many times – initially it was thought it would be long gone by now – for months the fall has been floated as the date it will be ready for towing. However, Civil Protection Department chief Franco Gabrielli now says that the companies doing the job must provide greater assurances the environment won’t be harmed for the Costa Concordia to be removed by then.
Costa Concordia must be raised by winter or could break apart Digital Journal