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Old 27-03-2013, 07:16   #1216
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re: Cruise Ship Costa Concordia - MERGED THREADS

This indicates that they will roll her over in June . . . .
Name: COSTA CONCORDIA Costa Concordia - Type of ship: Passenger ship - Callsign: IBHD - vesseltracker.com
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Time: 27-03-2013 09:03:04 UTC

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When in June the critical phase of the salvage of the "Costa Concordia" is due to start, fiber rope from the rope producer OTS in Valderøya off Ålesund will be playing a significant role. The fiber rope frp, Sunnmøre is to keep the ship stable during the turnaround. The ropes to be used are as strong as the steel cable of the same size, but have a considerably lighter weight. The fiber rope is covered with a special sheath that protects ot from abrasion from rocks and other items. These characteristics were crucial for the choice of the salvors. It was the largest single order in the company's history.
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Old 27-03-2013, 07:26   #1217
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The very large specialized rope is an interesting story too. Here is a link to photos of its production . . .
Offshore & Trawl Supply AS
And, here is a link to the rope producer's press release . . . . .
http://www.otsas.no/presse/PR_OTS_ENG.pdf
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Old 04-04-2013, 13:35   #1218
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Progress update . . . .
Name: COSTA CONCORDIA Costa Concordia - Type of ship: Passenger ship - Callsign: IBHD - vesseltracker.com
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Time: 04-04-2013 19:06:16 UTC

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On Apr 3 the first of the six 1,000-ton support platforms was located next to the Costia Concordia. The undersea platforms make it possible to keep the capsized cruise ship upright when it is turned into vertical position. The heavy lift vessel "Svenja" started its work with it's two large cranes at 8.30 a.m. The platform was built at Rosetti yard in Marina di Ravenna and weighs about 1,000 tons, measuring 40 x 33 meters with a height of 22 meters high. It is supported by five columns of almost two meters in Diameter which are to be attached to the ground. Three smaller platform has already been placed and fixed to the seabed seawards of the "Costa Concordia"'s stern in order to stabilize the capsized vessel.
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Old 04-04-2013, 13:37   #1219
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Are those ropes the same composition as the towing gear used on the "Kulluk" ?
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Old 24-04-2013, 07:10   #1220
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Progress update . . . . .
Name: COSTA CONCORDIA Costa Concordia - Type of ship: Passenger ship - Callsign: IBHD - vesseltracker.com
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Time: 24-04-2013 08:47:11 UTC

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Salvors have successfully positioned the first port-side sponson that will be used in the 'parbuckling' stage of the wreck removal of the "Costa Concordia". Operations now continued with the installation of the second sponson, and eventually they will be welded on the hull of the wreck. At the same time, drillings for next 10 underwater holes were continued to be carried on in order to position the remaining platforms 2 & 3. 438 workers based at Giglio are currently engaged in operations to float the cruise ship.
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Old 24-05-2013, 22:04   #1222
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Here's a link of a BBC video that shows the recovery process. Slightly smarmy narration, but it does shows as good a representation of it as I've seen thus far.
BBC News - Salvaging the Costa Concordia
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More detail on the project and progress is available on the previously-mentioned The parbuckling project.

The "BBC" video is a PR piece from the salvage team, not BBC News, and is not current.
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Costa Concordia - Full Investigation Report, thanks to gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News
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Wow, a lot of info in that report, too bad they couldn't find a better translator.
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re: Cruise Ship Costa Concordia - MERGED THREADS

planning on Sailing to Giglio tomorrow I thought Id check out the anchorages on google maps, looks like a nice harbour in the lee of that big white thing
https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=gi...el+Giglio&z=16
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Costa Concordia's hull has deformed ten feet as its starboard side has rested on rocks since sinking. Salvors now now have greater concern for a successful parbuckling being accomplished and there is little remaining time before weather deteriorates. More information is here.
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A court has convicted five people of manslaughter over the deadly 2012 Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy.
BBC News - Five guilty in Costa Concordia trial
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