Discovery Channel to Air Special on Raising Costa Concordia

Marinelink.com
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Special to air Friday, September 20 at 10 PM E/P on the Discovery Channel and to Broadcast in Over 220 Countries and Territories Around the World


What does it take to lift a ship bigger than the Titanic?  On January 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia -- one of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships ever built -- ran aground off the coast of Italy leaving 32 people dead.  The hulking vessel still remains where it first capsized – becoming a painful eyesore for locals as well as a growing environmental hazard.


Now Discovery Channel returns to the scene of the shipwreck with Inside  Raising The Concordia, premiering Friday, September 20, at 10 PM E/P, to capture the major salvage operation taking place and reveal the inside story told by the elite team of engineers tasked with the seemingly impossible -- rotating the massive ship into an upright position and eventually removing it from the sea.  The special will also air on Discovery Channel in more than 220 countries and territories.  Beginning Wednesday, viewers will be able to watch never-before-seen, time-lapse footage of the ship’s recovery at Discovery.com/RaisingTheConcordia.


“In terms of the size of the operation basically you could take all the other salvage operations I’ve been involved in and times them by ten,” said Nick Sloane, the project’s senior salvage master.  “It’s the biggest salvage operation by a long way.”


Most salvage jobs are relatively simple -- where the ship is removed or just destroyed.  However, breaking up the Costa Concordia onsite would be an environmental catastrophe.   Concordia’s owners needed a revolutionary solution. 

 

That’s when they turned to Titan Marine, an outfit with a reputation for radical salvage operations.  


In this 1-hour special, Discovery will show how the engineers prepped for the job, which included building colossal barges complete with a hospital, gym and living quarters for the hundreds of divers and specialists.  It will also reveal the step-by-step process involved with pulling the ship upright – a process known as parbuckling – and how they plan to refloat it before finally being towed away to be scrapped.


Tune in to see the incredible story of Costa Concordia as the salvage team prepares for the largest refloat in history.  The special will also include insiders’ accounts of what really went down in one of the cruise line industry’s biggest disasters.


 

 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Salvage

Stranded Virginia Beach Bulker Salvage Plan Set

The Coast Guard advises it is in the final stages of reviewing a salvage plan that is scheduled to begin Friday morning to move the 751-foot bulk carrier, 'Ornak',

Obama Offers US Aid to S.Korea Following Ferry Accident

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the South Korean ferry sinking and said the U.S. military will provide

USCG Responds to Vessel Fire

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported it is responding to a report of a vessel that caught fire and became disabled with two men and a dog aboard south of the McCormick

News

Saudi SABIC Q1 Profit Falls 1.8 % On Product Prices

Profit at Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), one of the world's biggest petrochemical firms, slipped 1.8 percent in the first quarter of this year as lower

Korean Ferry Captain's Detention Could Extend As Death Toll Mounts

South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10

First Bodies Recoved From Sunken Ferry

South Korean divers retrieved three bodies from inside a sunken ferry overnight, officials said on Sunday, the first time they have been able to gain entry to the passenger section of the ship.

Vessels

Bodies found trapped in S Korean ferry

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them,

Havyard to Build Hybrid Battery Arctic PSV

Norway's Havyard says it has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF. The vessel is to be

Rotterdam port's throughput almost stable

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year.Split up by goods type,

 
 
Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1041 sec (10 req/sec)