The start of the parbuckling operations on Costa Concordia wreck, initially planned at 6.15 a.m., has been rescheduled for about two hours (tbc) due to the strong thunder storms from last night on the island. The storms had in fact prevented the positioning of the barge on which the control room is installed along with other operative units.
At 7.45 a.m.the official site of the parbuckling project reported that the Salvage Master Nick Sloane and the technicians of the operations team are embarking to reach the control room. In the meantime, the operations for the positioning of the operating units are still ongoing. The connections with the control room have been activated and systems testing is proceeding.
According to the project’s site, once this operation is completed, the parbuckling can begin.
Also, it has been reported that there are no technical problems.
World Maritime News Staff, September 16, 2013; Image: theparbucklingproject