Towing operations for the transfer of the Costa Concordia from the Port of Pra’ to the ship repairing area in the Port of Genoa have been completed successfully. The wreck is now safely moored in the ex Superbacino area.
Operations had begun around 4 pm on Monday May 11th.
In the coming days, the Ship Recycling team will start organizing the yard to follow up with phase 2 of the project: stripping operations to remove interior structures and the dismantling of the external structures ftom deck 14 to deck 2.
Phase 1 of the Concordia dismantling and recycling project was completed with removal of over 5,700 tons of materials (furniture and internal structures) from the ship in order to obtain the necessary draft to transfer the wreck from the breakwater of the Prà Voltri Port to the Port of Genoa Ex Superbacino area.
The wreck was towed for a distance of about 10 miles, which took 24 hours including the exit manouvres from the Prà Voltri breakwater, navigation – about 11 hours – and the entrance manouvres in the ex Superbacino area of the Genoa Port