Refloating the Costa Concordia – Day 1 Time-Lapse

Mike Schuler
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July 14, 2014

Update: She’s off! Track Costa Concordia Live – AIS MAP

Refloating – Day 2 Update: Working Continues at Costa Concordia Wreck Site

On July 14, 2014, the Costa Concordia shipwreck was partially refloated by two meters from the artificial seabed on which it rested and moved approximately 30 meters to the east. Like with the parbuckling, today’s partial refloating happened so slowly that by watching the live streams it was tough to tell if anything was happening at all. Lucky for us though these time-lapses provide some pretty visual evidence that the cruise ship is no longer resting on the shores of Giglio.

With the vessel now floating, over the next few days technicians will secure and maneuver the sponsons into their final positions before the full refloating takes place. The entire refloating phase is expected to last 6 to 7 days. The Costa Concordia is scheduled to be towed to Genoa starting July 21, 2014, where it will be demolished. The tow is expected to take five days. So far, everything is going as planned.

Complete Coverage: Refloating the Costa Concordia

The time-lapse below is cool because you can clearly see all the workboats in action.

Video courtesy The Parbuckling Project

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