Comrie salvage expert to help in Costa Concordia operation

A Comrie man is set to travel to Italy on Sunday to play his part in the long-running operation to salvage stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia which capsized and sank almost two years ago.

Ken Heiser (71) will spend 10 days as captain of accommodation and support vessel, ASV Pioneer, which is home to a 450-strong crew of engineers, divers and support staff involved in the bid to raise and eventually remove the damaged ship.

It will be Mr Heiser’s second visit to the site, near the Italian island of Giglio off the coast of Tuscany, where the Concordia smashed into jagged rocks in January 2012.

Comrie salvage expert to help in Costa Concordia operationScottish Daily Record