Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Work Continues on Costa Concordia to Prepare for Thursday's Refloat

Costa Concordia's salvage master reports that as of about 11am local time in Italy (5am Eastern time in the US), there were still three chains and five steel cables to be connected to sponsons on the starboard side of the wreck. Those will run under the ship to the port side to secure the starboard sponsons in place. He is also reporting that readings show the bow is floating up two meters (above the level at which is was resting before the refloat) and the stern four meters.

Costa Concordia's stern showing it floating about 4 meters above previous level

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