Day Zero coming back to haunt Cape Town - salvage expert

2018-05-16 20:14

Day Zero is not off the cards – and it is not such a bizarre idea to harvest fresh water from an iceberg to solve Cape Town's water demands, says an expert in marine salvage.

Righting the Concordia: 'a rollercoaster'

2013-09-17 17:24

The "parbuckling" operation by which the ship was rotated has never been performed on a vessel that size says Nick Sloane.

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SA salvager makes history

2013-09-17 09:06
SA salvager makes history

SA's Captain Nick Sloane headed up a team of 500 engineers in what is believed to be the largest salvage operation ever undertaken, as they turned the Costa Concordia upright.

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Costa Concordia inches upwards

2013-09-16 20:58

The Costa Concordia cruise liner has inched slowly off the rock shelf where it has been stuck for more than 20 months, in a painstaking process to right the ship.

SA man describes Concordia salvage operation

2013-09-13 10:05

A South African man in charge of the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia in Italy has described it as "the most engineered salvage recovery operation ever undertaken".

 

Concordia floated for tow to Genoa

2014-07-15 17:43

Crews have successfully float the shipwrecked Concordia cruise ship ahead of towing it to a Genoa scrapyard.

Costa Concordia to be towed away by mid-2014

2013-09-17 13:21

The Costa Concordia is set to be removed from the shoreline of Giglio Island by mid-2014, experts say, after the wrecked cruise liner was successfully prized from its rocky grave.

Costa Concordia finally stands upright

2013-09-17 07:26

Salvage operators in Italy have lifted the Costa Concordia upright from its watery grave in a 19-hour operation - the biggest ever project of its kind.

Unprecedented salvage of Italy cruise ship starts

2013-09-16 13:04

Workers on have begun trying to lift upright the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship on the Italian island of Giglio, in the biggest salvage operation of its kind.

No Plan B if Concordia sinks, splits

2013-09-12 22:19

Engineers confident daring one-time chance will right capsized cruise ship off Italy on Monday.

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