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The wreck removal operation of Costa Concordia began on Monday morning (September 16th) at nearly 9 am., with almost 3 hours delay due to bad weather on the island of Giglio, Italy. The wreck removal officials announced at around 7 pm. that strandjack operation (phase 3 of 5) was temporarily suspended for 1 hour due to some repairs. Indeed, that time was needed to interpose with a team of professionals to evade slack cables from interfering with the tensioned cables.
The parbuckling process of the wreck removal of Costa Concordia was completed after 19 hours hard work.
LIVE VIDEO of COSTA CONCORDIA SALVAGE OPERATION
Within a month the team of professionals working on the salvage removal of Costa Concordia will stabilize the wreck and prepare it for re-floating and towing away for scrap.
The wreck removal operation of Costa Concordia is the most sophisticated and most expensive maritime wreck removal ever made. The estimated costs for complete wreck removal and re-floating operation is evaluated to over EUR600 million ($795 million).