The re-floating stage is illustrated in this picture, after the parbuckling phase has been completed and caissons have been attached to the starboard side of the wreck.
Ever since it was determined just WHO and HOW the stricken Costa Concordia would be removed from the island of Giglio, gCaptain has been flooded with emails about how the process has been moving along (I can only imagine the number of inquiries Costa Cruises has been getting). For a long time we didn’t really have an answer, that is, until now…
This week it seems that Costa Cruises, in partnership with the Titan Salvage/Micoperi team hired to perform the removal, have launched an informational website with pretty much all the Costa Concordia wreck removal information you will ever need.
The website is called TheParbucklingProject.com–after the technical term for the process of rotating a wreck into an upright position and will be used on the Concordia-and is loaded with technical information about how the vessel will be removed, the projects progress, photos and multimedia updates, environmental considerations, and any news coming from the wreck site.
The site itself is available in both English and Italian and is easy to navigate. But don’t take our word for it, head over to TheParbucklingProject.com and start searching. We’ll be keeping an eye on it ourselves and will update you with the items that you need to know.
But for now, here are a few sections to get you started.
Full stage-by-stage analysis of the wreck-removal:
Multimedia library with photos, illustrations, 3-D renderings, and videos:
Breakdown of key environmental factors including spill risk, sea bottom monitoring, and undersea inhabitant protection:
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