The Costa Concordia ship was successfully pulled upright


The salvage team used cables attached to hydraulic pumps to rotate the ship upright. In the second step, its giant steel boxes on the sides will be pumped with air. At least theoretically, the ship must float on the surface. But the salvage crew will have to wait for winter to go to the next step. During the salvage operation, the danger to break apart the ship or to sink it completely was persistent.
Costa Concordoa is a Concordia-class cruise ship, the first in a series, built in 2014 by the Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente, in Italy. On January 13, last year, when it ran aground at Isola Del Giglio, Tuscany, the Costa Concordia collided with the reef and  was partially sinking. 32 lives were lost and dozen persons were injured. The ship was carrying 4252 people from all around the world. An ecological big issue occurred for the Giglio Island, part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, the largest protected marine area in the Mediterranean.
The insurance company declared Costa Concordia “a constructive total loss.” The ship is due to be refloated to be cut up for scrap.


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