Watch: Drone Films Costa Concordia Under Tow

Mike Schuler
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July 23, 2014

Here’s the view of the Costa Concordia under tow from an aerial drone.

The video was filmed Wednesday morning after the shipwreck departed the island of Giglio under tow by two tugs.

The two tugs in the video are the MV Blizzard (red) and the MV Resolve Earl (black, which together have a combined horsepower of 24,000 and 275 tons of bollard pull. You can see another two auxiliary tugs positioned off the stern of the Concordia, as well as another 10 or so vessels that will accompany the wreck during its tow to Genoa.

The route will take the vessels west-southwest to a point south of the island of Montecristo. The convoy will then head west-northwest to a position south of the island called Scoglio d’Africa before crossing the Ligurian Sea to the Port of Genoa Voltri in Genoa, where the cruise ship will be demolished.

Arrival in Genoa is scheduled for Saturday afternoon or Sunday, depending on weather conditions.

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