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Salvaging Costa Concordia

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Image of the Week #109, September 16th, 2013:

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From: Raising the Costa Concordia Shipwreck: How Do They Do It? by Mark Fischetti at Observations.

Source: Don Foley

The salvage operation for the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy last year killing 32 people, is the largest operation of its kind. Just how exactly does one right a 114,000-tonne, 290-meter-long wreck from a marine sanctuary without doing more harm than good? Illustrator Dan Foley takes us through the process.

Related:

Massive Cables Are Slowly Raising the Costa Concordia Shipwreck
Refloating the Wrecked Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Could Ruin Marine Sanctuary
Raise It or Raze It?: How Will the Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Be Salvaged?
Crippled Cruise Ship, Costa Concordia, Haunts Italians of Giglio
Crippled Costa Concordia Ship is Upright. Now What?





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  1. 1. apvte3 9:34 am 09/17/2013

    Live ship traffic around ship Costa Concordia http://www.vesselfinder.com/news/1466-LIVE-Costa-Concordia-Wreck-Removal-Operations

    Link to this

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