Watch: New Time-Lapse Shows Progress in Costa Concordia Refloating

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

The Costa Concordia shipwreck has been refloated now by an average of about 4 meters, according to the latest update from the project’s website.

If you have been following the refloating this week, as we have, it has been difficult to see if anything at all was happening. After all, most of the action is happening below the water as divers continue to connect chains and cables needed for the upcoming towing operation to Genoa.

This new time-lapse however provides some good visual evidence that progress is being made. It’s even more apparent if you look at the time-lapse from day 1 of the refloating operation, where the shipwreck was floated by 2 meters and moved away from shore.

Over the weekend, the wreck is expected to be floated even further prior to its scheduled departure from the island on Monday, or possibly Tuesday depending on weather conditions and progress over the weekend.

As it stands now, the water level has dropped from deck 6 to about deck 5. The Costa Concordia will be floated until the water drops just below deck 3 and the vessel reaches a its towing draft of 18.5 meters.

gCaptain’s full coverage of the refloating can be found HERE: Refloating the Costa Concordia