With the installation of starboard sponson S18 (former S13 that had to be brought back for remediation to Genoa), the number of installed sponsons has reached 9 out of the total of 19 needed before refloating (15 on the starboard side, 4 on the port side to reach the total of 30).
Technicians from Titan Micoperi have now planned to continue with the installation of S14 in the next few days, upon receiving necessary permissions from the Observatory.
Costa Concordia Parbuckling Update World Maritime News
Experts have boarded the Costa Concordia cruise liner to investigate whether there is more to the ship’s sinking than is contained in the prosecutors’ case against its captain.
A team on Thursday examined the bridge and elevators of the ship, which sank Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people, and was righted on site in September. Experts are trying to determine if any factors beyond human error contributed to the shipwreck, and next month they will examine the emergency generators.
A judge granted a request for the onboard investigation sought by Capt. Francesco Schettino’s defense and a consumer group representing victims.
Experts board Concordia to look for more clues Boston Com
Costa Concordia to Be Refloated before Summer World Maritime News
In April 2012, ADUS Deepocean was approached by Titan Salvage to undertake the project of facilitating a high resolution 3D survey of the Costa Concordia. The Costa Concordia salvage operation is the largest marine salvage operation of its kind and the ship was successfully righted mid September of this year. Upon righting the ship, scanning of the starboard hull with Sonar and Laser commenced with the expert guidance of the ADUS team.
ADUS Deepocean Undertakes 3D Survey of Costa Concordia Wreck World Maritime News
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