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…
The Complex Project To Salvage The Costa Concordia Starts On Monday Gizmodo Australia