Monday, July 21, 2014
Costa Concordia Floated, Will Be Towed To Genoa
The operation to salvage the ship is one of the largest in history and saw air pumped into 30 large metal boxes, which were attached to the hull of the 114,500 tonne vessel earlier this week.
Tug boats attached cables to the ship then started shifting it away from the shore.
Authorities then expressed satisfaction that the operation to float the Concordia had proceeded without a hitch.
Salvage operators said it would be towed by a Dutch vessel and a Vanuatu-flagged one at a speed of two knots an hour to reach the port of Genoa in around four days.
Pictured: The bridge of the Costa Concordia where Captain Calamity tried to impress his lover as he ploughed ship into reef causing 32 deaths
Images show bridge where Captain Schettino tried to sail-past Giglio
Was said to be on the bridge with his lover Domnica Cemortan
Alleged he attempted the close sail-past of the island to impress her
Hopes the stricken vessel can be towed away from Giglio next week
Will be taken to a scrapyard in Genoa in a journey set to take four days
By JENNIFER NEWTON
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 12:21 EST, 19 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:32 EST, 19 July 2014