RAISED TO THE SURFACE THE FIRST OF THE SIX PLATFORMS USED BY MICOPERI IN THE RECOVERY OF THE COSTA CONCORDIA WRECK
At Giglio Island, under the direction of Micoperi S.p.A., works are proceeding for cleaning the seabed of the stretch of sea where the Costa Concordia was wrecked. It will soon be the first anniversary of the refloating and the departure for Genoa where the ship is scheduled to be scrapped.
“We have 195 people operative on the island,” says Silvio Bartolotti, MD of the Ravenna company, “involved in cleaning the seabed to restore it to its conditions prior to the shipwreck. Both the authorities and citizens are kept constantly informed about the progress of the works”.
Yesterday saw the raising to the surface of the first of six platforms which, together with grout bags, formed the ‘false sea bottom’ on which the Concordia was set from the parbuckling phase onwards.
The platform was raised by the Micoperi 30 barge. In this first phase four platforms will be removed which, with the barge Mic 2, will be transferred to the Micoperi base in Ortona in the first week of August, whereas the last two structures will be removed and transferred at the end of August.
Ravenna, 27th July 2015