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Refloat of Costa Concordia
Carnival/Costa plan to refloat the Costa Concordia, the cruise liner capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio after hitting rocks on January 13. The ships captain, Captain Francesco Schettino is under house arrest accused of wrecking the ship after he brought it too close to shore and faces charges of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship.
“This will be the largest refloat in history but we think it’s entirely possible,” said Richard Habib, president of Titan Salvage, owned by U.S. group Crowley Maritime Corp, the firm to carry out the refloat. It is said the ship would be refloated by February 2013. After the refloat, the ship is to be broken up for salvage.
A figure of around $300 million has been quoted as a cost for the excercise. Is it possible to save the ship ? I don’t think many would want to sail on her. John Pond