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May 18, 2012

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Coast, Titan and Micoperi illustrate the four phases of the plan of removal of the property left at death one of the Concordia Coast

Large chests realized from New Apuania Yards will be used

Coast Concord will be stabilized and then reclined on an underwater platform. Successively, with the aid of large chests applied to the emerged flank of the ship that will be filled up of water, the ship will be straightened with uses it of two fixed cranes to the platform. They will come therefore applied large chests also on the other flank of the ship; then the large chests of both the flanks will be emptied by the water and filled up of air. Brought back conditions of being able to float, Coast Concord at last will be hauled in an Italian port.

This, in synthesis, is the participation that will be carried out in order to remove property left at death of the ship from cruise been shipwrecked to half January to Isola del Giglio ( of 16 January 2012). The deck of recovery of Coast Concord is introduced today to Rome, to the presence of the Frank prefect Gabrielli, delegated commissioner for the emergency for the shipwreck, from the crocieristica company Coast Cruises and Titan-Micoperi, the consortium Italian-American who has adjudicated the contract for the removal of the ship ( of 23 April 2012).

In the course of the encounter it is confirmed that the intense activities, as a result of the Conference of the 15 services decisive convened May from the commissioner delegated during which the competent administrations have arranged the necessary authorizations, will begin between some day and will have a duration estimated in approximately 12 months.

Moreover it is emphasized that the plan places the maximum attention to guarantee the minor possible environmental impact, the safeguard of the tourist and economic activities of Isola del Giglio, maximum safety of the participations. In particular, the protection of the atmosphere will have the maximum priority in the course of all the duration of the operations of this only, ciclopica enterprise of recovery: something - they have evidenced Coast, Titan and Micoperi - never tried before the world. Once completed the removal, provvederà to the cleansing of the backdrops and the restoration of the marine flora.

"Until from the first phases of the incident - the general manager of Coast has explained Cruises, Honored Gianni - Coast Cruises has profuse the maximum engagement in terms of resources, professionals, structures, in order in particular to diminish the impact of the shipwreck on the atmosphere and Isola del Giglio. Like already happened for the phase of removal of the fuel, we have always headed at surer the better solution and in order to safeguard the island and its marine atmosphere and to give back it as soon as possible to its inbred tourist vocation. Now we give the go-ahead to an operation of recovery never tried before for characteristics and technical complexity. In spite of the unavoidable unknown quantities for an enterprise of such nature, we are sure to have made the just choice and we will engage ourselves once again for giving the best, in the respect of the times".

The plan, that it has been chosen from a technical committee of appraisal composed from experts in representation of Coast Cruises, Carnival Corporation & plc, London Offshore Consultants and Standard P&I Club, with the collaboration of RINA and Fincantieri, previews also measures for the safeguard of the tourist and economic activities of the island of the Lily. The presence of the staff who will work to the removal operations - has confirmed Coast, Titan and Micoperi - it will not have meaningful consequences on the summery receptivity of the island. The operating base in fact will be outside from the island, near Piombino ( of 17 May 2012), where collections will come necessary equipment and materials for the participations, so as to avoid any impact on the activities of the tourist port of the Lily.

"We are many contents of being it are chosen in order to realize this incredible work of recovery of the Coast Concord", the president of the American Titan Salvage has declared, Richard Habib. "Our ingegneristiche qualities and the experience that we have matured in this within - have added - they have allowed us to introduce a plan to the height of the expectations. From today we will work in the optical of the respect of the atmosphere and the safeguard of the natural habitat".

"We have believed from the beginning - it has asserted general the manager of the Micoperi Triestine, Silvio Bartolotti - than the professionality of our company and the proven experience in the activities of submarine rescue and recovery could be put on of this enterprise. The being is been chosen, moreover, hard represents a sign for the quality and the ability to the Italian enterprises in managing delicate plans and without precedence like this".

While the president of the Tuscany Region, Enrico Rossi, to the term of a today's encounter to the ministry of the economic Development with the Winning undersecretary Claudius De, the general manager of the ministry, Patrizio Bianchi, and the managing director of Invitalia, Domenico Arcuri, has announced that the used large chests in order to straighten Coast Concord will be realized by the New Apuania Yards (NCA). "The engagement that we have obtained from Micoperi - has explained Rossi - it is that to entrust an important store clerk to the New Apuania Yards. If not it had been this, today to the ministry he would have spoken himself only about liquidation of the company. Now the engagement must be translate in a concrete confidence for the realization of the large chests necessary to set upright again and to put again in balance property left at death of the Coast the Concord. The store clerk will allow with NCA to maintain the continuity productive and to work until December".

"Invitalia, government and institutions - it has continued the president of from Tuscany regional agency - have on hand this period of time in order to characterize an interested enterprise to find this important activity in order to throw again the yards. We will engage ourselves directly also for this objective, as we have always made from the part of the workers and the development". Winning Rossi has specified that the De undersecretary has engaged himself to riconvocare the table on NCA within 15 days.




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