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Apr 112014
 

The latest video shot from drones of the Costa Concordia wreckage off Giglio Island in Italy.

This is the ships side that stayed on the bottom for more then a year

This is the ships side that rested on the bottom for more then a year

Costa Concordia as it looks today (January 2014)

Published on 10 jan. 2014

The video shows how little of the wreckage is above the water now that the ship has been righted. In the video, as the drone flies around the starboard side of the vessel (nearest the land), it shows the damage and discoloration caused when the ship rested on that side underwater for more than a year.
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Sep 202013
 

Herewith management and staff of DISA congratulate Titan-Micoperi with successfully completing the parbuckling phase of the Costa Concordia project, following the tragic incident that occurred on 13 January 2012.

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DISA is proud and thankful to have been involved from the very early beginnings in this project, characterized by a magnitude, exposure, professional and well-engineered approach unheard of in maritime history. In particular the team-effort by many people from various countries resulting in a safe and coordinated uprighting of the vessel has been a remarkable and unprecedented achievement. With the project now moving into the next stage, DISA is looking forward to assist Titan-Micoperi in successfully refloating the vessel. Source : Disa-International website

The news this morning published in a Dutch News Paper (AD), is that indeed, Dockwise is going to take the wreck of the Costa Concordia to a scrapyard.

How will the Costa Concordia cruise ship be salvaged?

Official Plan to Refloat and Remove Costa Concordia (May 2012)

Gepubliceerd op 18 mei 2012

This video explains the official plan presented to the Italian government for the removal of the wreckage of Costa Concordia by Costa Crociere and the salvage experts who won the contract, Titan Salvage and Micoperi.

The decision was made to refloat the ship in once piece and tow it away, as that would have the least impact on the environment. The video explains the process to refloat Costa Concordia.

How will the Costa Concordia cruise ship be salvaged?

Published on 12 Sep 2013

The Costa Concordia will be subjected to massive stresses when it is hauled upright, in an unprecedented operation that is scheduled to take place on Monday.

The operation to roll the giant ship, which capsized off the Italian island of Giglio on Jan 13, 2012, with the loss of 32 lives, is due to start at first light on Monday.

A complex system of hydraulic jacks and steel cables will pull the ship, which is wedged on two granite pinnacles in shallow water a few yards off Giglio’s rocky shore, into an upright position.

Salvage experts strenuously downplayed the possibility that the 950ft-long cruise ship could break up under the tremendous forces that will be exerted on its hull, but conceded that the plan to raise it had seemed “crazy” until just a few months ago.

If all goes according to plan, the ship then come to rest on a huge underwater platform, made up of steel girders and more than 1,000 sacks of cement.

More than 30,000 tons of steel have been used in the fabrication of all the components required to lift the ship — equivalent to four times the weight of the Eiffel Tower.

The whole operation is expected to take between 10 to 12 hours, with engineers
explaining that the raising has to be done as slowly and gradually as possible to prevent the massive vessel from fracturing.

The operation to lift the Costa Concordia, which will eventually be towed away and broken up for scrap, is the biggest in maritime history. The cost has ballooned to €600 million (£504 million) and is likely to increase further.

Continue reading “DISA International congratulates Titan-Micoperi with major milestone on Costa Concordia project + Time lapse video on salvage” »

Sep 172013
 

 

The Costa Concordia on the 16th of September around 10:00 hrs, still on its side

The Costa Concordia on the 16th of September around 10:00 hrs, still on its side. Click on the picture to go to the life webcam

The Costa Concordia upright again on the morning of the 17th of Sept. 2013

The Costa Concordia upright again on the morning of the 17th of Sept. 2013

After more then a day pulling , the Costa Concordia is back in upright position again. What now remains is to get her floating again and make her safe for towage or shipment to the nearest scrapyard!

The latest Semisubmersible Dockwise transport vessel “Vanguard” could load the whole wreck and ship it efficiently to any scrapyard in the world.

See artist impressions below:

Dockwise Vanguard being prepared for submerging

Dockwise Vanguard being prepared for submerging

 

The Costa Concordia being moved above the deck of the Dockwise Vanguard

The Costa Concordia being moved above the deck of the Dockwise Vanguard

The Costa Concordia in position above the deck of the Dockwise Vanguard. Vanguard cab be ballasted now and lifts the Costa Concordia out of the water, like a big floating dry dock!!

The Costa Concordia in position above the deck of the Dockwise Vanguard. Vanguard can be deballasted now and lifts the Costa Concordia out of the water, like a big floating dry dock!!

The Dockwise Vanguard loaded with the complete Costa Concordia, ready to be moved to any place in the world!

The Dockwise Vanguard loaded with the complete Costa Concordia, ready to be moved to any place in the world!
Costa Concordia: Operation to salvage stricken ship begins

Published on 16 Sep 2013

Salvage experts have begun trying to right the crippled Costa Concordia, nearly two years after it capsized off the Tuscany coast. The ship capsized in shallow waters 20 months ago after crashing into some rocks, killing 32 people.

Project manager for Italian salvage firm Micoperi, Sergio Girotto, said: “Visually it will take some time before you’ll see a difference but nonetheless the operation has started and everything is going well.” Report by Anna Collinson.

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Official Plan to Refloat and Remove Costa Concordia (May 2012)

Sep 142013
 

An international team of 500 mechanics will begin a major operation to recover the stricken ship on Monday, it is announced.

Still on it's side, but Monday 16th of September it is planned to be uprighted. Click on there picture for a life webcam

Still on it’s side, but Monday 16th of September it is planned to be uprighted. Click on there picture for the life webcam

Engineers are preparing to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship a few days from now, it has been announced.

The 114,500-ton luxury liner capsized off the island of Giglio, with 4,229 passengers and crew on board, in January 2012.

It has been lying on its side ever since, but on Monday a salvage team will begin the first of five phases to “parbuckle” (upright) the vessel so it can be towed to a scrap yard.

Costa Concordia02 257-14-09-2013Franco Gabrielli is heading the operation, details of which have recently emerged. He said: “If weather conditions allow, the operation will start at 6.00 am (4am UK time) on September 16.

“This is an operation that has never been attempted before.” Continue reading “Costa Concordia: Wreck-Raising Starts In Days” »

Jul 032013
 

Costa Concordia Removal Delayed Until Next Year 

The removal of Costa Concordia may be delayed until next year, according to a report in an Italian newspaper.

Franco Gabrielli, commissioner for the Costa Concordia emergency, told the RAI programme in an interview Friday the group needs more information from Titan Micoperi Consortium, the company responsible for the cleanup effort, Ansa.it reported. “If they do not provide us with a whole range of assurances, the ship will remain in its current condition until next year when the weather conditions will permit rotating it back on its axis in absolute safety,” Gabrielli said in an interview. “Despite the number of times the engineers have made simulations and hypotheses, we do not know the degree to which rocks have penetrated the side, what types of gashes they made and what the real conditions of the structure are, and thus the type of intervention they should undertake to allocate the caissons necessary to make the whole ship floatable. The news comes just ahead of the trial of Captain Francisco Schettino next week, who is facing a number of charges, including multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship, following the accident on January 13, 2012 in which 32 passengers died. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in jail. Source : Cruise Critics

The raising and towing to a port of the Costa Concordia is something inhabitants of the island of Giglio in the Tuscan Bay want to see done as soon as possible.

However, it’s islanders who have put another delay on when the job will be completed by. That’s because they would like to have their summer tourist season unaffected, the Telegraph in the U.K. reports. It’s expected that raising the Costa Concordia is going to cause dirty water and debris to pour from the ship for a lengthy period of time, an unpleasant and even smelly undertaking. The ship is only 300 metres off the shore and officials and citizens on Giglio feel this phase of the work could harm tourism. So while work underwater continues, they don’t want the ship raised until September when the tourist seasons is over, which leaves them behind. “The forecast is to see it rolled upright at the end of this summer and to remove it in the Spring of 2014,” the government of Tuscany, of which Giglio is a part, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Titan Salvage and Micoperi: raising Costa Concordia

Titan Salvage and Micoperi: raising Costa Concordia

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Continue reading “Costa Concordia Salvage delayed until spring 2014!” »

Apr 262013
 

Salvors have successfully positioned the first port-side sponson that will be used in the ‘parbuckling’ stage of the wreck removal process, said in the press release. Operations now continue with the installation of the second sponson, and eventually they will be welded on the hull of the wreck.

Costa Concordia on Its Side  Drilling piles

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At the same time, drillings for next 10 underwater holes will carry on in order to position remaining platforms 2 & 3. In this major feat of salvage and underwater engineering altogether 438 workers based at Giglio are currently engaged in operations to float the wrecked cruise ship and tow it away. Source : PortNews  SOURCE: DMNC

Jan 162013
 

More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don’t leak into the marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said Saturday.

The ongoing salvage operation of the COSTA CONCORDIA in front of Giglio' island. Photo : Iacopo Lizzulli © 14 March 2013

The ongoing salvage operation of the COSTA CONCORDIA in front of Giglio’ island. Photo : Iacopo Lizzulli © 14 March 2013

On the eve of the first anniversary of the grounding, environmental and salvage experts gave an update on the unprecedented removal project underway, stressing the massive size of the ship — 102,000 tonnes, its precarious perch on the rocks off Giglio island’s port and the environmental concerns at play.CostaConcordiaonitsside

The pristine waters surrounding Giglio are part of a protected marine sanctuary for dolphins, porpoises and whales, and are a favourite for scuba divers. Already, tourism was off 28 per cent last year thanks in part to the eyesore in Giglio’s port, and officials say the hulking vessel now won’t be removed before the end of this summer.

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Franco Gabriele, the head of Italy’s civil protection agency, told reporters that officials were now looking at September as the probable date for removal, taking into account conservative estimates for poor weather and rough seas. Originally, officials had said they hoped to have it removed in early 2013. In addition, Gabriele and Costa officials said the cost might now reach about $530 million, up from the $400 million originally estimated.

The Concordia slammed into a reef off Giglio on Jan. 13, 2012, after the captain took it off course in a stunt to bring it closer to the island. As it took on water through the 70-metre gash in its hull, the Concordia rolled onto its side and came to rest on the rocks off Giglio’s port. Thirty-two people were killed. ‘During the rollover and floating operations, there could be some leaking.’ —Maria Sargentini, head of environmental oversight group The captain, Francesco Schettino, remains under house arrest, accused of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and leaving the ship before all passengers were evacuated. He hasn’t been charged. Schettino maintains he saved lives by bringing the ship closer to shore and claims the reef wasn’t on his nautical charts.

Salvage crews successfully removed some 1,900 tonnes of fuel last year from the ship’s tanks without any major spill. But Maria Sargentini, president of the environmental oversight group for the Concordia, said sewage, remaining fuel and tons of rotten food remain inside. Continue reading “Cost of removing Costa Concordia may hit $530M” »

Dec 202012
 

Work is progressing slowly but steady on the salvage operation of the biggest passenger ship off the island of Giglio.

Check out this webcam how work is being done and what is involved in the massive salvage operation

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Click on the picture to go to the webcam

Continue reading “Costa Concordia Salvaging a shipwreck fox news bbc” »