Cruise News Costa Cruises Concordia Wreckage Being Stripped Down To Deck 0

Concordia Wreckage Being Stripped Down To Deck 0

Affiliate Disclaimer

MSC Cruises Releases Photos of First Ship to Resume Operations

MSC Cruises has provided new photos from its first cruise ship that has already resumed operations in Italy.

Princess Cruises Confirms Two Cruise Ships Have Been Sold

Princess Cruises has confirmed in communication to travel agents that two cruise ships have been sold which is in-line with Carnival Corp's announcement of a total of 18 vessels being disposed of.

When Will Each Cruise Line Resume Sailings Again?

Take a look at when each cruise line will resume cruises once again due to the current state of travel around the world.

Set Sail Safely Act to Get Cruise Industry Moving Again

Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio have introduced a new Set Sail Safely Act to get the cruise industry moving again.

Costa Concordia, the ship which tragically capsized on the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 now looks completely different. What was the 114,100 gross tons is now being dismantled step by step in Genoa, Italy. Ship Recycling is reporting 200 technicians are now working on the wreckage and are currently cutting decks 5 to 3. Interior fittings are also being removed on decks 2 and 1, the removal of fittings are almost complete. Soon the Costa Concordia will be stripped down to deck 0.

Workers are gradually removing the sponsons as the wreck gets lighter. The third sponson (S3) is to be removed over the coming weeks with more over the months. The project site at Ship Recycling has some of the latest photos of the dismantling which you can view below:

Once all the sponsons are removed from the port and starboard side of Concordia the remaining hull will be transferred to dry dock for further dismantling. Sealing of deck 0 will also commence to guarantee buoyancy to the hull and keep it watertight. The Concordia doesn’t even look like a cruise ship anymore and a big difference before the tragic event occurred.

Costa Concordia
Photo By: Cyril F. (Creative Commons)

The project for dismantling Concordia is expected to last 22 months with different phases being operated. After the parbuckling process to upright the ship In September 2013 the Concordia was then salvaged, refloated and finally towed to Genoa where it arrived in July, 2014.

Concordia Wreck

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Concordia Wreck
Share via
Copy link