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Author Topic: Refloating of Costa Concordia started this morning  (Read 13137 times)
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« on: July 14, 2014, 09:29:07 am »

Yesterday evening it was decided to start the refloating at 06.00 this morning.
There should be on line video on the Telegraph (not working for me :-(  )
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 09:53:34 am »

Webcam: http://www.webcam-4insiders.com/de/Wetter-Giglio%20Porto/1034-Giglio%20Porto-Wetter.php
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 03:13:59 pm »

DOCKWISE VANGUARD passed Cape Town, from Singapore for Firth of Forth, Scotland, where due 29/7.  When the involvement of DOCKWISE VANGUARD was announced it was reported that Costa had taken an option on her for this summer as an alternative to a conventional tow.  

Now that the decision has been made in favour of nearby Genoa for demolition, it seems likely that the DW will not be required.  We will, however, miss the sight of the Tuscany president physically preventing her arrival (perhaps he has been on a Greenpeace training course).
http://www.tradewindsnews.com/weekly/338000/tuscan-leader-vows-to-keep-costa-concordia-work-local

RED WOLF (IMO 9361419), BUCCANEER (ex-SMIT-LLOYD 72, IMO 8015831), ARMONIA (antipollution, IMO 8830176) currently in attendance, as well as the ever-present VOE EARL (IMO 9639983).  What else?

(later) also GARIBALDI (IMO 9314349), IEVOLI WHITE (IMO 9302853), AFON CEFNI (IMO 9258181) and workship VINCENZO COSENTINO (IMO 9452933)
Seems today as if conventional tow to Genoa is envisaged. See http://tinyurl.com/ohznjkh
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 11:29:48 am »

Well she is floating, first bo, ticked to get her upright, 2nd box ticked to get her to float, now they just have to successfully tow her to the breakers.  I wonder what the plan is if she become two akward to tow?
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 05:55:03 pm »

Great salvage, but what about the costs? Who is going to pay it? The EU, or the owner or the italean governement?
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 08:40:36 pm »

What has been happening for the last two days? Concordia has been dragged a little away from her resting place by the two small tugs, but does not visibly seem to have risen. As the small tugs are clearly pulling offshore (shown by their propwash), Concordia is either stuck or tied to the shore by ropes and in a position of equilibrium whilst trimming goes on.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 07:52:32 am »

These links offer an automatically updating image...

This one for the long view


http://www.giglionews.it/2010/02/24/webcam-giglio-porto-panoramica/

This one for the close up, at sea level

http://www.giglionews.it/2010/02/24/webcam-lavori-rimozione-costa-concordia-parbuckling/

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 09:11:07 am »

@Holedriller: there is not a noticeable rise as it was initially only 2.2m (apparently now a little more).  Now securely moored 30m off the platform while the starboard sponsons are lowered to their final positions and underwater cables and chains are fixed to join the sponsons.
Animated version at http://www.theparbucklingproject.com/media/3d_refloat/3d_refloat.mp4

Tschudi's BLIZZARD (IMO 8516952; 150tbp) has arrived off Giglio from Piombino.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 07:19:40 pm »

Great tow out of the C.C. . no new tugs ,just old tugs? Costa cannot aford good tugs?
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 07:31:56 pm »

Dickt, final cost at end of scrapping estimated at 2 billion euros. Paid for by London Insurers + Costa.
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 08:16:51 am »

Really starting to emerge from the depths now. Must be at least a metre higher in the water.
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2014, 09:31:57 am »

This morning The Parbuckling.com reported "Deck 5 has completely emerged and there are still about 2 meters for deck 4 to refloat. The wreck is stable in its position while operations to control ballast are performed. So far an average floating of about 6 meters has been reached through these operations."
All is being revealed?
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 12:18:31 pm »

Why are some of the sponsons much taller than others, the four corner ones being tallest of all. The upper part of them has always been above water level, so has not and cannot add any buoyancy. Also, why have they bothered to paint them white, they presumably are only going to be scrapped in a months time.
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2014, 07:24:57 pm »



Anders Bjorkman has a very interesting and detailed take on the Costa Concordia incident. Click http://heiwaco.tripod.com/news8.htm if you have the time to go through his entire commentary. His comments on the sponsons is near the end. He points to a resinking as a result of a vessel breakup soon after refloating and early into the towing.

In addition, Bjorkman places the massive amount of blame on the ship's owner - not the vessel's Master. He claims vessel was unfit to sail and the crew was under trained. Bjorkman states that "The Capsize was apparently caused by open watertight doors and progressive flooding of intact compartments followed by Sinking (a third incident ending at ~03.00 hrs) and loss of lives caused by down flooding of all hull compartments."

Worth taking the time to read!



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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 07:33:39 pm »



Ooops! Check out this link http://heiwaco.tripod.com/news811.htm for Bjorkman's comments on the sponsons.

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