* Starting the Countdown to Lift Off
Technicians at Giglio Island finished attaching the final sponson to the side of Costa Concordia this afternoon, and now the equipment is ready for testing. At present, the sponsons are filled with water, and when the ship is refloated, the water will be pumped out, raising the ship and giving it buoyancy to be refloated and towed to Genoa where it will be dismantled and recycled.
As we mentioned earlier, it will be raised only as far as Deck 3, so it will have a draft of some 18.5 meters (60.7 feet).
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