President Mahama said on BBC today that if you are the captain of the ship, you can see further and you can see that you are on course. Unfortunately those who died on the Italian ship Costa Concordia believed that the captain knew that they were on course until they died. Like those who died on the Costa Concordia, many Ghanaians died for many reasons including poor health services and lack of food believing that we are on course. We who are left behind will be foolish to believe that the captain can actually see that we are on course.
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After two years, the Costa Concordia was finally righted, refloated and towed to the safe harbours of Genoa. This is what the rescue mission looked like from the European Space Agency’s new Sentinel-1A satellite.
The Sentinel-1A is in fact the first satellite launched as part of Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring programme: it’s brand new, and being used to surveil the marine environment, so it was perfect for keeping track of the Costa Concordia.
This Is What The Costa Concordia Rescue Looked Like From Space Publication
The Titan-Micoperi salvage team has successfully completed the first stage of its operation to refloat Costa Cruises’ Costa Concordia off the coast of Giglio Island, Italy.
Engineers started the operation to refloat the ship on 14 July after Nick Sloane, the senior salvage master, and the rest of his team arrived at the Remote Operations Center, which is located on Concordia. Work to remove the final 1,000 tonnes of weight began at 8.30am.
Concordia has now been partially refloated and her bow and stern are about 2.2m above the underwater platform she has been resting on since the parbuckling project started in September 2016.
The Titan-Micoperi salvage team has successfully completed the first stage of its operation to refloat Costa Cruises’ Costa Concordia off the coast of Giglio Island, Italy. Cruise and Ferry
Engineers begin the delicate and difficult task of refloating and towing away the Costa Concordia which crashed off the Italian island of Giglio in 2012. 32 people died in the incident.
Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting.
The cruise liner struck a reef when it came too close to Giglio Island in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. After a daring engineering operation set the Concordia upright in September, crews fastened huge tanks to its flanks like water wings to float it off underwater platforms for towing to Genoa, on the mainland, for scrapping.
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Removing the shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been a slow project. Crews finally flipped it upright last year, and now the real challenge begins: taking it off the coast of Giglio Island to a port in Genoa for dismantling. Work starts Monday, and it’s gonna be a doozy.
As of today, the ship rests upright on an underwater platform, wearing 30 water-filled metal tanks arranged along its flanks. Starting Monday, engineers will pump those tanks full compressed air, lifting the 104 million kilogram ship up off the platform.
At first, the team will only lift the Concordia a metre or so, to inspect its structure and see if it’s solid enough to survive transport 240km to Genoa…
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Ship owner Costa Crociere and Italy’s civil protection agency said in a statement on Wednesday that the July 14 start date would be based on the weather conditions and a final go-ahead from state environmental authorities.
“The salvage team have confirmed that the Concordia refloating operation is set to go ahead starting on Monday, July 14,” the statement said.
It added however that “final confirmation of the start of the refloating operation will not be announced until the day before it actually begins”.
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Insurers’ £1.2bn bill for Costa Concordia: Salvage contractors set to refloat stricken cruise ship in next two weeks
Salvage contractors are set to refloat the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia within the next two weeks in the latest stage of what has become the most expensive ship recovery operation in history.
London insurers picking up the $2 billion (£1.18 billion) bill will be closely tracking the moves to float the ship.
Insurance sources said the salvage could involve a semi-submersible boat effectively carrying the Costa Concordia to nearby Genoa to be dismantled.
Insurers’ £1.2bn bill for Costa Concordia: Salvage contractors set to refloat stricken cruise ship in next two weeks Mail Online
The international protest group says the five-day voyage to the Italian port is a “potential environmental disaster”.
Greenpeace Italy claims the voyage to Genoa is fraught with danger because of the risk that toxic fluids still in the wreck could leak into the marine environment.
“We cannot permit another environmental disaster,” Luca Lacoboni, of Greenpeace Italy told UK newspaper The Daily Mail.
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There have been calls by officials to remove the Costa Concordia wreckage now before it causes anymore harm to the Italian island of Giglio.
Italian Emergency Commissioner Franco Gabrielli is the official stating that the ship should be towed away as soon as possible to the nearest port of Poimbino in Tuscany for dismantling. The Costa Concordia was originally planned to be towed to Genoa, Italy but a meeting held on Wednesday between the involved companies failed to come to a consensus. According to local reports, Costa Cruises, Tuscany regional government and the province of Grosetto all voted against dismantling the ship in Genoa.
Calls To Remove Costa Concordia Wreck As Soon As Possible Cruise Hive
Italy’s emergency commissioner urged the immediate removal of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia Thursday.
Franco Gabrielli said the cruise ship “must leave as soon as possible.” The ship sank after striking rocks off the coast of the island of Giglio in 2012, leading to the deaths of 32 people aboard and the continuing trial of its captain, Francesco Schittino,
Altero Matteoli, president of a public works commission, said the ship could be towed to the nearby port of Piombino for dismantling and disposal, instead of towing it to Genoa, as the original plan suggested.
Remove Costa Concordia now, Italian minister says UPI