Fincantieri cut the first steel today at their Sestri Ponenti yard near Genoa for Prestige Cruise Holdings’ recent order for their Regent Seven Seas brand.
* Work Continues Refloating Costa Concordia
Today and tomorrow are all about getting Costa Concordia ready to float up the rest of the way and then be safely towed to Genoa. This isn’t just about making checks and minor adjustments (although they are), this is about doing things that couldn’t be done while the ship was resting on the underwater platform which are necessary to make the ship float up the rest of the way.
Most of it involves final positioning of the sponsons, which actually make the ship float. Because today is all about the sponsons, we thought this would be a good time to get a little more detail and understand them better.
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