Costa Concordia will not be moved until May 2014

The wreck of the Costa Concordia will not be towed away from the island of Giglio until next Spring at the earliest – more than two years after it capsized, claiming the lives of 32 people. The timetable for removing the 950ft-long cruise liner has continually slipped, to the dismay of the island’s inhabitants, who want it towed off as soon as possible.
It was originally intended to refloat the ship and tow it away with tug boats early this Spring.

Costa Concordia will not be moved until May 2014…cont. The Telegraph

Costa Concordia Update: Installed and the second Platform

The second platform on Giglio Island has been installed in the last few days. This is the 5th of total 6 subsea platforms, which are going to secure a safe supporting structure for the sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia after it is rotated into a vertical position (“parbuckling”, as this is known). The new-mounted platform that was constructed at the Rosetti shipyard in Marina di Ravenna, weighs about 1,000 tons, measures 40 metres and is 22 metres in height and is supported by 5 big pillars ( nearly 2 metres in diameter ) secured to the granite seabed about 10 metres deep.

Costa Concordia Update: Installed and the second Platform Vesselfinder

Raise the Concordia! The world’s largest salvage operation

It’s been well over a year since the Costa Concordia ran aground off the small island of Giglio on Italy’s west coast, killing 32 passengers and crew.The captain, Francesco Schettino, is accused of sailing the vessel into a large rock while showing off for people on shore. While Schettino’s case winds through the courts, the wreck of the Concordia still lies on its side. Marine recovery experts have devised a complicated plan to roll the enormous cruise ship upright and tow it from the rocky seabed. Originally, the wreck was supposed to have been removed in time for this summer’s tourist season. Now it may be December before the 114,000-tonne ship is refloated, nearly two years after the accident.

Raise the Concordia! The world’s largest salvage operation Calgary Herald

Costa Concordia Shipwreck will refloat

YOU could say he’s a tradie in a scuba suit. Joshua Thomas from Ballina is the only Australian diver working as part of the international team of professional divers attempting to salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Italy. The now infamous ship struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the eastern shore of Isola del Giglio, west of Italy. It grounded just north of the village of Giglio Porto, in shallow water with most of its starboard (right) side under water.

Costa Concordia shipwreck will refloat byronnews

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Found Ocean Awarded Contract

Scottish-based FoundOcean has been working at the Costa Concordia wreck removal site since October 2012, having been awarded the scope of work to design, manufacture, and grout two and a half thousand fabric formworks, which will support the ship’s hull during the up-righting phase of the salvage operation. FoundOcean will also carry out the foundation grouting of six subsea support platforms, which are critical in the parbuckling (or rolling) of the Costa Concordia from its current beached position.

FoundOcean Awarded Contract to Help Raise the Costa Concordia The Maritime Executive

Work on refloating Costa Concordia ongoing as giant box attached

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.

Work on refloating Costa Concordia ongoing as giant box attached Digital Journal

Costa Concordia Refloating

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.

Work on refloating Costa Concordia ongoing as giant box attached Digital Journal

Giant boxes attached to Costa Concordia to help refloat it

The first of 30 giant hollow boxes has been attached to the side of the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship, as efforts intensify to refloat the vessel more than a year after it capsized with the loss of 32 lives.
Giant boxes attached to Costa Concordia to help refloat it The Telegraph
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