Italy: SMIT Salvage Recommences Oil Removal Alongside Costa Concordia

Italy - SMIT Salvage Recommences Oil Removal Alongside Costa Concordia

The oil removal activities recommenced on 24 February with the crane barge ‘Meloria’ and bunker barge ‘Magic Duba’ repositioned alongside the Costa Concordia just behind the stabilizer (large fin which is sticking out from the ship).

Oil has been removed from three different double bottom tanks and from the double bottom sludge tank. Currently, using the hot tap method, two fuel tanks in the aft part of the vessel are in progress of being pumped.

Outstanding work includes the removal of HFO from four double bottom tanks, the fuel storage tanks located in the engine room and the removal of sanitary residues.

World Maritime News Staff, February 28, 2012; Image: Boskalis

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