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Update: Recovering The Costa Concordia

Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:14 am

For those who may be interested, Costa has set up a website to allow the public to track the progress of the recovery of the wreckage of the Costa Concordia.

The URL refers to the process of rotating the wreck back into an upright position before refloating.

www.theparbucklingproject.com

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RE: Update: Recovering The Costa Concordia

Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:30 am

Quoting bananaboy (Thread starter):
The URL refers to the process of rotating the wreck back into an upright position before refloating.

Is it going to be able to actually float? Where will they sail it for scrapping?
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RE: Update: Recovering The Costa Concordia

Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:10 am

Apparently, they will float it with giant floats called sponsons.
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RE: Update: Recovering The Costa Concordia

Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:00 am

I'm thinking Costa Concordia has probably got to be the largest vessel ever raised like this?

Here's a cool shot of the salvage of USS OKLAHOMA in Pearl Harbor...a much smaller ship.

 
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RE: Update: Recovering The Costa Concordia

Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:23 am

Building those support structures under water to hold the upright ship while the water is pumped out and the sponsors attached is an interesting concept.

Will be interesting to watch.
 
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RE: Update: Recovering The Costa Concordia

Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:07 am

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Normandie#Fire_and_capsizing

Quote:

The ship was stripped of superstructure and righted in 1943 in the world's most expensive salvage operation.

See also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SSu4ROkOnA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S--VY7L35A
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