Category Archives: Costa Concordia


Falcon ROV Aids in Concordia Salvage

January 12, 2015

With Concordia finally in dock, Italian marine contractor Micoperi reports that the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV played a vital role in diver safety during the largest maritime salvage operation in history.  Fabio Bartolotti of Micoperi, the contractor responsible for the project, says that the Falcon worked every day of the salvage operation, spending over 1000… Continue Reading »


Costa Concordia captain makes case in court as new evidence surfaces

December 14, 2014

Although the remains of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship have been recovered and transported to a scrap yard, the trial of its former captain, Francesco Schettino, has continued, and ABC News has reported on some developments that may affect the case. According to the source, the case recently admitted new video footage that could… Continue Reading »


Raising the Concordia

November 27, 2014

The greatest salvage operation in history was led by one man. Here’s his story. At first the politicians were saying the refloat of the Costa Concordia would be a seven- or eight-month job at most. It didn’t take long for Nick Sloane, salvage master for Titan Salvage, to set them straight.  In the end, he was on… Continue Reading »


Tuscany, Island of Giglio Seek $274 Mln Concordia Compensation

November 19, 2014

Italy’s Tuscany and the island of Giglio officials will seek 220 million euros ($274 million) in damages from Costa Cruises for Costa Concordia disaster. As Reuters reports, Enrico Rossi, Tuscany region’s president, will seek 30 million euros for the damages that Concordia caused to the region’s image and tourism. Carlo Scarpa, a consultant to Giglio’s local government asked the court… Continue Reading »


Update: Costa Concordia Begins Navigation Towards Genoa

July 24, 2014

This morning at around 11 am, the Concordia has begun its navigation towards Genoa with an average speed of 2 knots. The arrival in Genoa is planned at the moment between Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th. Preliminary activities for Concordia departure maneuvers have begun at 6 am this morning. After Concordia departure, environmental… Continue Reading »


Costa Concordia Gets Ready for Departure

July 23, 2014

Work is in progress to complete the last operations before the departure of the Concordia from Giglio Island, planned for tomorrow, Wednesday July 23rd. At present, the Concordia has a draft of approximately 18 meters, and technicians have to lower the last starboard sponson (S14). Welding is also in progress to position the bollards needed… Continue Reading »


Costa Concordia Emerges 4 Meters from Water

July 21, 2014

With the lowering of the starboard sponson S12, yesterday evening, the Concordia has emerged of an additional meter reaching an average refloating of 4 meters. Divers have worked all night to complete the connection of the chain related to sponson S18. At the moment, the Remote Operation Center team are lowering this sponson in his… Continue Reading »


Divers Working on Costa Concordia Cable Connection

July 18, 2014

Despite the strong winds have caused an interruption of operations during the night, divers are working to connect the last chains and cables on Costa Concordia. At the moment, there are still 2 chains and 4 cables to be connected to 3 of the starboard sponsons (S4, S5, S18). The chain related to starboard sponson… Continue Reading »


Conquest MB1 Assistance in Concordia Ops Nears Completion

July 17, 2014

Now the disaster ship Costa Concordia floats again, the work of the Dutch Conquest MB1 crane ship and her crew is there almost done. The Dutch company Conquest Offshore has in the recent months, in cooperation with a large group of international companies, installed the sponsoons that will refloat the Costa Concordia. The unique crane vessel… Continue Reading »


Costa Concordia Refloating Continues, First Sponon Installed

May 2, 2014

The operations to install the first of the 19 sponsons to be positioned for the refloating of the Costa Concordia wreck have been completed. The sponson S13,  the biggest in weight and size,  is now positioned on the starboard side at about 11 meters in depth from the artificial seabed on which the Concordia rests… Continue Reading »

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