Costa Concordia salvage almost 75% complete.

Costa Concordia Progress

Costa Concordia Progress

The operation to salvage the stricken Costa Concordia is coming to the end of its first  phase.

You may remember from earlier posts that a platform to stand the ship on was to be built on the sea bed and that metal tanks called ‘Sponsons’ were to be welded to the side of the ship.

The platforms and anchor points have been completed and most of the sponsons are now in place.

The next stage of the operation will see the sponsons filled with water to help pull the ship upright and then filled with air to refloat the ship.

The operation is nearly ready to go, however Italian officials have suggested that further checks need to be made into the state of the ship to avoid any environmental damage from unknown holes in the side of the ship touching the sea bed. There is speculation that this could delay the next phase until 2014.

Costa Concordia Disaster – A Review

Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia

The Costa Concordia hit a rock close to the Isola Del Giglio, Italy on 13th January 2012. In this article we piece together the various stories and reports of the disaster to create a comprehensive review of events to date. Of course further details will emerge later this year during the inquiry and trial of the captain as well as during the salvage of the vessel and we will provide further updates in our daily articles.

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