Stanley Yacht Services: How To Dismantle A Disaster Consortium Presents Recycling Plan For Costa Concordia

Friday, February 20, 2015

How To Dismantle A Disaster
Consortium Presents Recycling Plan For Costa Concordia

One rock started it and now hundreds of men will finish the job - the tear down of the Costa Concordia. Following "one of the biggest maritime salvage operations" in history, the dismantling project is expected to take nearly two years for a ship recycling consortium to complete in Genoa, Italy. Here are details provided by the two companies in charge - Saipem and San Giorgia del Porto:
The Four Phases of the Costa Concordia Dismantling Project - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News With a vow to safeguard the environment and all involved personnel, the joint venture aims to recycle about 80 percent of the metal and other materials from the wreck.

This video illustrates the maneuvering of the wreck from slip-to-slip and finally to drydock during the process:


"It must be so eerie to work on that," our own Capt. Ben Stanley mused, solemnly. He then added, "I wouldn't want that boatyard bill." Indeed.

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