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:
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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Following sea trials during the past few weeks, Dockwise now confirms the delivery of Dockwise Vanguard.
The vessel has left the yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (“HHI”) and started its maiden trip. Dockwise Vanguard will sail to the Samsung Heavy Industries (“SHI”) yard in Korea to pick up the giant hull of the Jack / St Malo semi-submersible floating production facility for transportation to the US Gulf of Mexico.