Costa Concordia - Final Destination

By: R. Baker & Son
 
RED BANK, N.J. - July 14, 2015 - PRLog -- In January 2012, the Costa Concordia cruise liner capsized and sank after striking an underwater rock formation just off the coast of Italy.  In May 2015, the refloated ship was towed to its final destination to be dismantled and scrapped, thus ending one of the largest salvage operations in maritime history. The ambitious project to salvage the 951-foot, 114,000-ton vessel lying partially submerged on its starboard side began with crews securing the hull to land to prevent the ship from sinking deeper.

Following months of removing thousands of tons of fuel, a huge metal platform was constructed atop an artificial seabed on the downhill side of the ship. Large steel boxes, called sponsons, were welded to the exposed port side and filled with water. Aided by the weighted sponsons, the ship was slowly rolled upright onto the platform in an operation called “parbuckling”. Additional sponsons were then affixed to the starboard side, and water was drained from the port sponsons. The empty sponsons provided enough buoyancy to float the ship up and away from the platforms.

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Photo: courtesy wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Concordia

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