Costa Concordia to be salvaged in 1 piece

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILAN (AP) -- Costa said in a statement Saturday the U.S.-owned company Titan Salvage won the bid to remove the ship, which struck rocks off the tourist-dependent island of Giglio on Jan. 13, when the captain made an unauthorized maneuver too close to shore.

A total of 32 passengers and crew members died; two people remain missing and are presumed dead.

The plan foresees removing the ship in one piece and towing it to an Italian port.

Workers completed the removal of fuel from the Concordia on March 24, and Costa said environmental protection will be a "top priority" during the ship's removal.

AP-WF-04-21-12 1041GMT


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    See what happens when you disobey rules. When you have a bunch of people to keep safe you don't do stupid things. When you have a companys trust with their personal equipment you need to honor their rules and regulations that come with the job. This man had a good job but what does he have now ? 32 lives lost, because of his grand standing. Complete stupidity is what this was.This ship costed a lot of money. The salvage price was way less than the actual cost of the ship. But maybe it will do someone some good.Maybe the idiot that caused this will spend his days in jail or get the death pentalty, he deserves it.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM
    See what happens when you disobey rules. When you have a bunch of people to keep safe you don't do stupid things. When you have a companys trust with their personal equipment you need to honor their rules and regulations that come with the job. This man had a good job but what does he have now ? 32 lives lost, because of his grand standing. Complete stupidity is what this was.
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