Skip to comments.Costa Concordia righted (youtube time lapse video)
Posted on 09/17/2013 7:55:40 PM PDT by SteveH
Costa Concordia salvage operation Time lapse footage
Last time I looked it was upright but riding a “little” low in the water. Are they going to pump the water out or use high pressure air to force it out? Looks like an interesting undertaking to partake in.
I believe it is sitting on the cradle.
I guess the huge winches are back on the shore with the cables connected by pulleys under the vessel?
“Interesting” as in 600 million Euros.
Interesting as long as I get my piece of the pie. LOL!
“The Largest Salvage Operation in Maritime History...”
Some Freepers are laughing as we think of Jennifer.
Yes, they are going to pump the water out resulting in it sitting higher in the water before towing it.
This is quite the salvage operation that will take until spring before the vessel will be towed away to the scrapyard. They are using a process called “parbuckling” to right the ship. This was the same method used to right the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor and tried on the USS Utah but failed because it started sliding away as they tried rolling it.
On the Concordia they built an underwater platform under the ship on the reef for it to rest onto when its rolled upright and to keep it from sliding away during the roll process. They had to roll it 65 degrees. If you look at the pictures you”ll notice these big square like boxes on the side that was out of the water. Once the ship was roled 28 degrees those boxes were filled with water and the weight helped roll the ship the rest of the way upright. Now that it’s upright they will be welding the same boxes othe side that was underwater. when that is done they will then be pumped out to refloat the ship for towing.
Pretty dang good idea. Counter balances can work when done right. I did notice it rolled pretty nicely once they got to the half point.
Well, that’s a lot of water to have to bail out, huh?
To play the role of the Captain, they’ll need someone who looks and acts like Jose Canseco, but with a working brain.
Somehow the time lapse reminds me of a bunch of little ants dealing with a big piece of banana or something.
If the salvage cost 600 million Euros, who footed the bill? I don’t think the Costa Concordia will recoup that kind of money at the scrap yard. Just my $0.02.
Now that is some erection.