Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the Costa Concordia tragedy which claimed 32 lives off Giglio on 13 January 2012. The following are images depicting the salvage operations which continue on a round-the-clock basis by Titan Salvage and Microperi.  The salvage operation is aimed for completion by the end of the summer in 2013.

SEE ALSO: Costa Concordia Parbuckling in Photos

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Stormy weather batters the Costa Concordia worksite

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Salvage operations continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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The sideways world of a salvage operation.

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Costa Concordia as seen on 14 January 2012. By Roberto Vongher

“Grave imprudence and incompetence” – Transcript of the Preliminary Court Inquiry into Costa Concordia Disaster

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The submarine landing platform on which the Costa Concordia will be righted on to.

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A 36 meter “conductor” which will be embedded into the seafloor to support the landing platform underneath the Costa Concordia.

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Large diameter drilling operations

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New makeshift offices on board the Costa Concordia

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Anchor block positioning

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Divers from Titan Salvage work to prepare the seafloor infrastructure for the delicate parbuckling project later in 2013

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Costa Concordia seen from space, Image courtesy Digital Globe

Some of gCaptain’s Costa Concordia headlines from 2012

gCaptain’s John Konrad Narrates the Final Maneuvers of the Costa Concordia [VIDEO]

Costa Concordia – The 3 Most Fatal Mistakes – by John Konrad

Costa Concordia and the Human Element –  by Captain Bill Doherty

Costa Concordia: A Carnival CSI or a CSI Carnival? – by Captain Bill Doherty

Former Cruise Line Safety Manager and Master Mariner Discusses Costa Concordia Tragedy [OP/ED] – by Captain Bill Doherty

Costa Concordia Captain to Coast Guard: “Do you realize it’s dark and we can’t see anything?” [AUDIO RECORDING]

The Captain of the Costa Concordia is Totally Screwed [OP/ED] – by Rob Almeida

Cruiseship COSTA CONCORDIA Sinks – by Fred Frey

All images courtesy Titan Microperi unless otherwise noted.

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  • Anders Björkman

    Costa Concordia accidentally ripped open the hull below waterline and up-flooded 3 or 4 watertight compartments on 13 January, 2012. Buoyancy was lost but stability was positive so the ship floated safely and was anchored. Unfortunately a watertight door was open so another watertight compartment was flooded and stability became negative and ship capsized on 14 January, i.e. tipped 90° on its side. Luckily the shore stopped the ship from tipping 180° upside down. When the ship was on the side, all intact watertight compartments were down-flooded from above and the ship sank on the slooping seafloor as seen today.

  • AdrianS

    It’s called a commemoration, not an anniversary.

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