Costa Concordia Refloating to Kick Off Monday

Photo courtesy The Parbuckling Project

*+-The time has come… the refloating of the Costa Concordia has been confirmed to kick off on Monday, July 14, 2014, exactly 914 days after the cruise liner shipwrecked along the small Italian island of Giglio.

Costa Concordia Capsizing Costs Over $2 billion for Owners

Costa Concordia as it appeared from space on Jan. 17, 2012. Photo By DigitalGlobe

*+-FRANKFURT, July 6 (Reuters) – The Costa Concordia disaster, when the cruise liner capsized off Italy more than two years ago, will likely end up costing the ship’s owners just over 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion), a company executive told a German newspaper. “So far, our costs are at 1 billion euros. But that does […]

Italian Police Release HD Video From Inside the Costa Concordia

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*+-The following ~8 minute video just released by Carabinieri divers(Italian military police) gives an HD look at the Costa Concordia wreck from inside the sunken vessel. Salvors are working to remove the vessel from Giglio Harbor in the next three weeks.  Franco Gabrielli, head of Italian Civil Protection Agency describes the next four phases of the […]

Costa Concordia Removal Gets Final Government Approval -Update

project engineers have announced that September 16th will be the earliest possible date to begin parbuckling operations.

*+-Italian authorities voting on the final destination of the Costa Concordia shipwreck have opted to stick to original plans for the hulk, calling for its removal from the island of Giglio as soon as possible to the port of Genoa. The Council of Ministers on Monday gave its final approval for the removal of the vessel […]

Costa Concordia Gets New Hardware

The new sponson, known as S13, is positioned into place using the crane barge

*+-Salvage crews have installed the first piece of new hardware on the Costa Concordia since the end of the winter season in Giglio, another giant watertight steel box that will eventually be used to refloat the shipwreck.