It’s Upright

It’s a salvage operation …

If you have been following the saga, the ship Costa Concordia is up right, but still sunken. It now sits on the bottom, on a steep slope underwater drop-off. So time is of the essence.

ships-up

The “parbuckling” process, wherein pulleys and steel cables were used to slowly pull the 60,000-ton ship into an upright position, has been a success. The boat will now have hollow steel boxes called sponsons attached to the side of it to ensure buoyancy, before being towed away for scrap.

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