How was the Costa Concordia salvaged?
In September 2013 the Costa Concordia was hauled upright in the most delicate phase of the recovery operation. A process called “parbuckling” used pulling cables and the weight of water contained in caissons attached to the ship’s exposed port side (left) flank to roll it upright.
Who was at fault for Costa Concordia?
But whatever the reason for getting too close, the Italian courts found the captain, four crew members and one official from the ship’s company, Costa Crociere (part of Carnival Corporation), to be at fault for causing the disaster and preventing a safe evacuation.
How much did it cost to salvage the Costa Concordia?
The final journey back to its home port of Genoa took four days. The cost of the salvage operation was estimated at some $1.2bn (£0.7bn), although cruise line Costa Crociere estimated that it had contributed some 765 million euros ($1,040m, £600m) to the Italian economy.
When was the Costa Concordia declared a total loss?
Costa Concordia was officially declared a “constructive total loss” by the insurance company, and her salvage was “one of the biggest maritime salvage operations”. On 16 September 2013, the parbuckle salvage of the ship began, and by the early hours of 17 September 2013, the ship was set upright on its underwater cradle.
Where did the Costa Concordia shipwreck take place?
Salvaging the Costa Concordia. The Costa Concordia cruise liner, which lay partially submerged off the Italian island of Giglio for more than two years, is now being gradually dismantled after one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history.
Who was awarded contract to refloat Costa Concordia?
On 21 April, it was announced that Florida-based marine salvage and wreck removal company Titan, with its partner company Micoperi, an Italian firm specialising in undersea engineering solutions, had been awarded the contract to refloat and tow Costa Concordia to a port on the Italian mainland.