At 8:30pm local time, the salvage master was reporting that work on sponson S12 was complete and it was being lowered into its final position. There were still two chains and four cables to be connected to starboard sponsons S4, S5 and S18. Work will continue as weather conditions permit.
Titan Micoperi now admits weather and sea conditions have impacted the schedule by delaying the necessary attachment work. The refloat has obviously been delayed, and will now possibly begin on Friday. Technicians are still working toward a departure of the ship from Giglio on Monday, July 21, but they admit that could now slip to Tuesday, July 22.
|Diver under Costa Concordia yesterday working with chains and cables to secure starboard sponsons|
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