Video: Costa Concordia’s Final Voyage Set for Wednesday


The long-awaited removal of the Costa Concordia wreck from Giglio Island will have to wait for yet another day as the final date has been pushed for Wednesday, July 23rd, according to the latest briefing by salvage officials.

 
The delays in refloating of the ship along with execution of pre-departure activities have pushed the final towage date of the wreck. Bad weather conditions have also played a role in putting off the date as they hampered connection of chains on the wreck’s sponsons over the past few days.

Costa Concordia's Final Voyage Set for Wednesday

All commercial traffic will be halted tomorrow in the port of Giglio so as to make sure the towage team has smooth sailing, especially during the move-off, which is expected to take up to six hours.

In addition, the wreck will most likely be turned around in order to be able to head for Genoa immediately.

The refloating operation has finally seen the ship’s prow emerge from the water as the wreck was lifted for 12 meters from the seabed and is now sitting on an artificial platform awaiting its final journey. There are a couple of meters to go before the wreck reaches its final towing draft of 18.5 meters.

Costa Concordia's Final Voyage Set for Wednesday1
The ill-fated ship is expected to reach Genoa on Sunday, having spent four days at sea while under tow by AHTS’ MV ITC Blizzard and MV Resold Earl. The wreck will be escorted by a convoy of 14 vessels ensuring that everything goes well.

The Costa Concordia ran aground off Giglio in January 2012 claiming 32 lives.

Time-lapse of the refloating operations for the Day 7 and 8:

World Maritime News Staff, July 22nd, 2014

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

CrewConnect Global 2019

CrewConnect Global is the leading forum for collaboration to advance new industry approaches to seafarer recruitment and training.

read more >

CruiseConnect Global 2019

Attend CrewConnect Global and stay on for the CruiseConnect Summit to take part in an industry-wide conversation focused…

read more >

CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening will be returning to Rome in 2019 to celebrate it’s 20th year.

read more >