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September 18, 2013 Cruise, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59With the delicate salvage of the Costa Concordia having commenced on Monday 16 September, you can now keep right up to date with what is clearly now going to be a slow, but world leading process, by logging into and also registering on a web site set up especially for the project, www.parbucklingproject.com

With the process starting early Monday morning at 7:00am, The Titan Micoperi consortium announced that strandjack operations were temporarily suspended for maintenance work, with the dedicated team working to avoid slack cables from interfering with the tensioned cables.

Costa Concordia parbuckling - parbucklingproject.com

By 4.20pm, the wreck side had been successfully dislodged from the reef by applying a maximum load of 6,000 tons, in line with forecast and the wreck has now rotated 10 degrees and will need to rotate to at least to 20 degrees which is the approximate point at which the intake valves of the 11 sponsons attached to the port side of the hull reach sea level.

The 114,500-ton luxury liner capsized off the island of Giglio, with 4,229 passengers and crew on board, in January 2012 and she has been lying on her side, semi-submerged since, with the recovery process involving 500 engineers and divers from 21 countries who have worked tirelessly to ensure the high risk operation will be a success.

Catch up with it as live as you can on line at www.parbucklingproject.com

John Alwyn-Jones, Cruise Editor and Correspondent

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