Divers have found human remains in the wreck of the Costa Concordia and will check whether they belong to the one person still unaccounted for 2 1/2 years after the luxury liner sank, Italian authorities said on Wednesday.
Russel Rebello, an Indian who worked as a waiter on the ship when it hit rocks and sank off the Tuscan coast in January 2012, killing 32 people, is the only victim of the disaster whose body has not yet been found.
Rebello’s relatives have been informed of the findings on the third deck of the ship, which is due to be broken up for scrap after being towed from Tuscany to the northern port of Genoa in July.
Bones Found on Costa Concordia Maritime Executive
‘Costa Concordia’, the Concordia-class cruise ship that wrecked off the coast of Italy in 2012, has safely arrived at the Port of Genoa Voltri, marking completion of the largest maritime salvage job in history.
Crowley Maritime Corporation, subsidiary Titan Salvage and project partner, Micoperi, towed the disabled ship from the Tuscan Archipelago to the Mediterranean seaport of Genoa. The “delicate task” took a convoy of more than a dozen support vessels, including two tugboats with a combined 24,000 horsepower and 275 tonnes of bollard pull at the bow for the hull, and two additional auxiliary tugs positioned aft.
‘Costa Concordia’ salvage complete Maritime Journal
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 30 months of presence on the Italian islands of Giglio near Tuscany, the massive wreck of the Costa Concordia, 951.8 ft long, 124.6 ft wide and 64.9 ft deep, has been shifted off the rock in which it had become embedded, re-floated and towed out to sea to arrive some five days later in the port of Genoa where it will be dismantled and scrapped.
A painful sight for the islanders of Giglio, reminded every day about the terrible tragedy that occurred, the departure of the relic of the ship, came with relief and also with some sadness as many goodbyes had to be said to the several worthy people and engineers, divers and all sorts of personnel that had practically made Giglio their home during these long months and who became greatly admired and appreciated for the salvage operation being carried out successfully and sensitively towards the people, those 32 passengers and crew who lost their lives, their families and the island and most importantly, the maritime environment. At every stage of the plan, preserving the clear sea waters was paramount and an integral part of the engineering feat.
Costa Concordia Publication
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
People on lifeboats evacuate the Costa Concordia after it ran aground on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people. The cruise ship is the subject of the biggest salvage operation in maritime history
Workers stand on the Costa Concordia cruise ship near the port on Jan. 8, 2013 on the Italian island of Giglio.
Run Aground: A Look Back at the Wreck of the Costa Concordia NBC News
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
THE wreck of the luxury liner Costa Concordia has been refloated to be towed away for scrap, two-and-a-half years after it capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 people.
The rusty hulk of the once-gleaming-white 290-yard-long ship, which ran aground on rocks near the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio while carrying out a display manoeuvre, had been resting on a temporary platform since being righted a year ago.
In what has become one of the largest salvage operations in history, air was pumped into 30 large metal boxes, or sponsons, attached around the hull of the 114,500 tonne ship.
Costa Concordia is refloated off coast Herald Scotland
Political parties remain deadlocked over the legislation of a special bill aimed at addressing issues resulting from the Sewol ferry disaster in April, prompting victims’ families to stage a hunger strike on Monday to urge the immediate formation of a probe team.
The families have been conducting a sit-in at the National Assembly since Saturday to criticise lawmakers tasked with writing the “special Sewol bill,” named after the ferry sinking that left more than 300 dead or missing.
They are demanding that the probe team be given the right to investigate the maritime disaster and indict those responsible under the special law.
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More than two years after it ran aground off the Italian coast, the cruise ship Costa Condordia is floating again. Salvage workers managed that feat Monday by expelling water from large caissons, the pontoons that are attached to its sides.
“Six hours after the refloating began, the 115,000-ton vessel had cleared its custom-made platform by one meter,” reports NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli. “The ship is to be raised another meter today. Then it will be towed 90 feet eastward and anchored to the seabed and land with chains and cables.”
The initial moments of the refloating were seen as the most dangerous, as it wasn’t known if the hull could maintain its integrity. Today marks another step in the largest maritime salvage operation in history.
Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Floats Again, After 2 Years wgcu.org