Italian and American companies, Micoperi and Titan Salvage, continue working on refloating the Costa Concordia. Last week the first of 30 giant ‘boxes’ was attached to a side of the doomed cruise ship. There will be 15 of these hollow boxes on either side of the Costa Concordia. Once all 30 are in place a series of cables and pulleys will lift the boat upwards and set it in a floating position, with the hollow boxes enabling it to occur.
While in Tuscany on a recent assignment, Peter Knego embarked on a special Trek to the island of Giglio, where efforts were well underway to remove the wreck of the ill-fated COSTA CONCORDIA. (Lots of photos) Read More Maritime Matters Read More BBC
Catania – A contest from an architectural research group at Italy’s Università degli Studi di Catania seeks creative things to do with the partially submerged Costa Concordia. However, the island the ship sits 300 meters from won’t be listening to the winner. Read More Digital Journal
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The latest victim of ‘disaster tourism’ is the Tuscan island of Giglio, which lies close to where the wreck of Costa Concordia still lies. The cruise ship hit rocks on January 13 this year while carrying more than 4000 passengers.