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July 3, 2012

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The 30 large chests in order to put again in Costa Concordia floatation will be realized by Fincantieri

The allocation of the store clerk to New Apuania Yards vanishes

The 30 large chests of steel of the total weight of approximately 11.500 tons that will serve to straighten and to carry in water line the property left at death one of the ship from Costa Concordia cruise, been shipwrecked at the beginning of this year to Isola del Giglio, will be realized by the Fincantieri, than it will construct them in various ship yards of the navalmeccanico group.

They have announced today the company Costa Crociere and the same Fincantieri specifying that the store clerk assigned to the shipbuilding company has a value of some million tens euro. The hopes of the regional administration Tuscany of an allocation of the store clerk to the New Yards Apuania (NCA) naval of Carrara, plant in serious economic difficulty and to risk vanish so liquidation.

We remember that the participation of removal of the property left at death one of the ship is entrusted to the Italian consortium Titan-Micoperi American ( of 23 April and 18 May 2012) and previews that, once put in safety the ship, the large chests are installed on the side emerged of the ship and filled up of water gradually in order to facilitate the rectification of Costa Concordia, that it will be carried out through with of jacks called “strand jack” fixed to an underwater platform of support. Once straightened the ship, will be installed full water large chests also on the other side. The large chests of both sides therefore will be emptied by the water, in way such to bring back the ship the water line and to allow of the towing in an Italian port.

Costa Crociere has specified that to Isola del Giglio he continues while, second the previewed times, the preliminary phase of preparation of the property left at death one, that he comprises also simple carpentry and cut in order to remove some external elements of the ship (antenna OVI SAT, tree bow lanterns, slide) in order to facilitate the successive operations, and that they continue also the inspections of the seabed in order to verify of the current conditions in sight of the restoration of the site, that will be carried out capacity via the ship once. These activities would have to finish to the end of July, in order then to proceed with the successive phase of putting in safety of the property left at death one.




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