Water Research Commission to investigate tow-an-iceberg proposal

2018-08-01 06:12

The Water Research Commission is to investigate the proposal to tow an iceberg to Cape Town to establish whether it is feasible as a new source of water.

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.


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.


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".

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