Salvage Operation to Bring the Capsized Costa Concordia to the Surface Begins

Two massive cranes will pull the half-submerged wreck of the Costa Concordia upright and air tanks attached to the hull will refloat the vessel to allow it to be towed to a port and broken up.

The news came after salvage plans were unveiled at a news conference in Rome on Friday (May 18).

The 290-metre long cruise liner capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio after hitting rocks on January 13. At least 30 people died and two are still unaccounted for.

Titan Salvage of the United States and Italian firm Micoperi, who have been chosen to handle the removal, said they were confident the operation would succeed even though it has never been carried out on a ship this size.

"We feel confident that we can do it and we feel confident that with our partners we will do it safely and with the least disturbance to the environment and the least disturbance to the economy of Giglio," said Richard Habib, president of Titan Salvage, which is owned by U.S. group Crowley Maritime Corp.

The head of Italy's Civil Protection Agency Franco Gabrielli said the ship would be stabilized by the end of August to avoid any risk of it shifting down a rocky ledge.

It is then set to be refloated by February at the latest, and towed away to an Italian port.

The removal operation has been reported to cost at least $300 million.The salvage operation is expected to begin within a few days.

Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 114,826
Added: 2 years
Runtime: 1:33
Comments: 37

Tags for this video:  

Find more videos in the: "News"
Uploaded by: IBTimesTV
See more videos uploaded by IBTimesTV

Related Videos:

Official Plan to Refloat and Remove Costa Concordia (May 2012)
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 1744073
This video explains the official plan presented to the Italian government for the removal of the wreckage of Costa Concordia by Costa Crociere and...
Should the Costa Concordia be scrapped or saved?
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 124588
Should the Costa Concordia cruise ship be saved, or should it be scrapped? CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports on the possible fate...
The Re-floating of the MT Phoenix tanker
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 10892643
The tanker, the MT Phoenix got in trouble in the vehement storm that was belting on the Kwazulu-Natal north coast on the 26th of July 2011. It...
Costa Concordia could collapse before salvage complete
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 489892
Download here: The Costa Concordia was thought to have been resting...
Costa Concordia Cruise Ship disaster: Animation shows how the accident happened!
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 1061058
Source: Next Media Animation (NMA) TV An animated re-enactment of the Costa Concordia cruise ship accident in Italy that occurred, this past...
Costa Concordia salvage: worst-case scenario
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 531946 Salvage work is expected to begin soon on the Costa Concordia,...
Costa Concordia salvage operation begins
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 2123878
Salvage work has begun on the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia. The 115,000 ton ship sank off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio in...
Salvage Work Continues on Costa Concordia 10 Months After Capsize
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 96475
Ten months on from the capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, salvage work is progressing slowly with the onslaught of winter expected to...
Raw Video: World's Largest Cruise Ship
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 11986392 The world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" arrives at Port Everglades, Florida. Five...
Costa Concordia: Video of final dive before ship search called off
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 155848
The search for the remaining 15 passengers still missing from the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship has been called off. Italian officials say...
Costa Concordia Animation
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 867260
Animation Costa Concordia in the progress of the disaster.
Costa Concordia - the dramatic Rescue of the Ship - NTV

Views: 376966
Costa Concordia - the dramatic Rescue of the Ship - NTV Costa Concordia accident Aerial video of dramatic rescue...
Costa Concordia as it looks today (January 2014)

Views: 1265531
The latest video shot from drones of the Costa Concordia wreckage off Giglio Island in Italy. The video shows how little of the wreckage is above...
Pearl Harbor Salvage Operations - Washington Post March
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 93263
Salvage operations at Pearl Harbor on the USS Oklahoma and USS Utah (Righting Operations) single photos of repaired Battleships from Pearl Harbor...
Showing some Sheerlegs for Costa Concordia

Views: 277933
Part1 of more. (1 mars 2012) I will show you how I like to do the salvage of Costa Concordia. Here is the Part 1 of more coming Parts. Here you...
Costa Concordia
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 214175
Posizionamento della prima culla che servirà per il sostegno della Concordia quando verrà girata
Costa Concordia new Animation of Disaster - Cruise ship aground NTV

Views: 159441
At least three people have been confirmed dead as a cruise ship carrying over 4-thousand passengers ran aground off Italy's north-west coast. 69...
Costa Concordia: Salvage effort underway for cruise ship
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 14168
The Costa Concordia -- which ran aground and capsized while sailing too close to land one year ago -- was the biggest shipwreck of its kind. Now,...
Oceanos Sinks
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 1275092
Cruise ship "Oceanos" sinks.
Australian salvage team refloats chinese coal ship
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 66928
Australian salvage team refloats chinese coal ship
Ship Beaching
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 1774372
M.V. SWAN is on a demolition trip. The voyage ends at Gidani Beach, Balochistan, Pakistan. M/V SWAN is 1977 built Bulk Carrier bought by Pakistani...
Costa Concordia salvage operation begins - no comment
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 56228 A heavy lifting barge moved into place next to the stricken Costa Concordia ferry this week as preliminary work...
Costa Concordia to be refloated in salvage operation
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 561993
In the biggest salvage operation of its kind ever attempted, the stricken Costa Concordia is to be righted and refloated. The operation is expected...
Torpedo Boat T56 5.000hp Dieselpower Nice sound [HQ]
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 677141
A short summery with adventures from this summer with the Swedish Motor Torpedo Boat T56!
GiglioNews - Il recupero della Costa Concordia - Isola del Giglio
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 98823
Rendering video del progetto di recupero del relitto Costa Concordia presentato dal Consorzio italo-americano Micoperi - Titan Salvage


Author Ralph Hammond (2 years)
No, they said they are going to tow it to a port where they can break it
apart 0:14

Author JAKE WHITE (2 years)
good thing, great :)

Author paul4608 (2 years)
They should leave it there as a monument to stupidity

Author biga87718 (2 years)
Why scrap it? If you can get it to a dry dock repair it. Make a gallery to
honor those who died on the ship so their memory can live on and I promise
you any captain that sailed this ship would have a reminder of his
obligations to protect his passengers and crew. I don't see the point in
taking a good ship and destroying it only to melt it down and building
another ship to replace it with the same material. Look at the hole size
and how long it took to sink. Good ship!

Author Erik Zarins (2 years)
we left that ship standing there for six months???

Author Thomas Lynskey (2 years)
Plan to have it righted by August. ....did it happen?

Author D Wetick (2 years)
It's still probably cheaper to re-float and patch her than drain all the
fuel and sink her...and then have to build from new again. Besides, a lot
of people may want to book passage on a once sunken vessel...what are the
chances of it sinking again?

Author Christopher Rogers (2 years)
Lying there you mean. And yes, it probably wont be away until the start of
next year...

Author Tyler Frederick (1 year)
Who cares about the environment?! I care more about Ocean Liners than
anything else

Author Galloping Gertie (2 years)
And THAT is why Titanic went down bow first, she hardly even listed. Mabye
that's the answer, to stop making ships like floating buildings on the sea!

Author Disneyfan5150 (2 years)
hopefully before it is dismanted it will be towed into a dry dock where the
remaining bodies can be retrieved and survivors can get their belongings
just for the memory

Author SquidVicious11 (2 years)
Captain Rich Habib is a legend in the salvage industry. He is a hands on
guy and will be in the thick of the action on this salvage job. If he says
Titan can do it, they can. I am betting Titan can pull this job off. With
Habib running the show they have a good chance to do something that has
never been done. He has done it many times before.

Author Derpy Hoofs (1 year)
good luck :P

Author karlmnz (2 years)
its a constructive would cost more to refloat and repair than
the ship would ever be worth

Author iddqds (2 years)
what i believe is a ships are not designed to stay leaning o a side.
Imagine you built a building to stand still and see that it leans to a
side. Would you feel comfortable if someone brings it back to its original
position and tells you that it's safe to stay. It shouldn't be. There are
countless joints and corners should have been damaged by the force of
leaning to a side which make me thinking this ship will never ever be safe
to float and re use.

Author WWW.2KINDS.COM (2 years)
is this boat still there ? any new videos or news ?

Author SnappyPenguins (2 years)
They should just scrap the piece of shit, nobody's going to want to cruise
with them now.

Author SnappyPenguins (2 years)
It probably has after it's been rusting away underwater for the past seven

Author jawadad802 (1 year)
kapitalism at its best, soulless vultures embezzling hundreds of millions
off a high profile salvage case. the preparation and studies to the
refloating done more harm to the environment then the wreck itself could
ever do after oil fuel and chemicals were removed...

Author NodFlareon (2 years)
i say let her sink in deep water

Author tauras88d (2 years)
the captain of the concordia realeased a statement yesterday saying that
he had no regrets about anything and basically that he just diden"t care
about anything period.

Author jeryl1968 (1 year)
and they said he might get released on a technecality seen it on the news

Author DrAlbertSMeinheimer (2 years)
Salt water has rotten the interior and engines and the metal is banjaxed
too Repair waste of money

Author cleo0399 (2 years)
has it been moved yet?

Author Titanimal12 Is Gaming (2 years)
Let it stay so it can me a momorial.

Author Djordje Petrovic (2 years)
that why i clicked on this vid, too...:)

Author Devon Vaughn (2 years)
300 million!!!??? hook some tug boats to that shit drag it out to sea and
let it sink

Author john6218att (1 year)
have they gotten this thing up wright yet?

Author Jeremy Menchaca (1 year)
i say we send the captain the bill

Author TheFoxSays (2 years)
This is Why we shouldn't Have Box Ships.......

Author pete5668 (1 year)
Cap'n Crunch he is.

Author C. Keough (2 years)
They cant leave it there for alot of Reasons. 1. Marine Disruption 2.Oil
3.Its an Eye sore. I do agree though. It is REALLY stupid.

Author awel69 (2 years)

Author 00Ammar (2 years)
Think about the captain of that boat when you feel like you fucked up..
$450M ship, $300M removal and 32 dead.

Author Jeremy Menchaca (1 year)
They are going to scrap it. It's deforming anyways.

Author mcgyversworld (2 years)
By the way, The lady gaga commercial just blows the video out of the water!
Maybe you should use her! LMAO

Author luisaviation (2 years)
if i'm not mistaken it is already total lost, it's hall is all broken

Embed Video:


Search Video

Top Videos

Top 100 >>>


Analyse website