Pleiades-1 Satellite Image of Costa Concordia Recovery
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Pleiades-1 Satellite Image (0.5m) – Costa Concordia recovery operations that took 19 hours and the the ship at the time was two-thirds underwater and was put on underwater platforms.
There were more than 25 nationalities who worked lifting the 115,000 ton ship, using a technique known as “parbuckling”.
The salvage of the Costa Concordia so far has cost 600 million euros.
Costa Concordia a $450 million ship was just two hours into a week-long Mediterranean cruise when it collided with a rocky shoal off the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012, tearing open a huge hole that forced the evacuation of its 4,200 passengers and crew and killing 32.
The captain of the ship is on trial for alleged manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the ship during a panic-stricken evacuation.