Parbuckling technique is being used to raise the Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia is being raised using a technique, known as parbuckling, never before used on a ship of this size.

The technique, according to the project’s website, involves stabilizing the ship; preparing a false bottom under the ship; and fixing watertight boxes — or caissons — to the side of the ship that is above water. Then, undersea platforms are built on which the ship will rest after rotation.

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