Costa Crociere said today they received six proposals to remove the wreckage of Costa Concordia by the March 3 deadline.
What will disappoint residents of the Island of Giglio, however, is that the estimates for the length of time it will take range from ten to 12 months. The time frame was lengthened not only by the complexity of the project, but also by the margin of environmental safety upon which Costa/Carnival insisted.
Technical assessment of the proposals has already begun, and a final choice is expected to be made by late March or early April.
The complete story appeared in the March 9, 2012, edition of Cruise News Daily.