GENOA, ITALY (CBSMiami) – The Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy in January 2012, has been safely moored at the Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy.
Crowley Maritime Corporation, subsidiary TITAN Salvage and project partner Micoperi confirmed the move, marking the completion of the largest maritime salvage jobs in history.
It took more than a dozen support vessels, including two tugboats with a combined 24,000 horsepower and 274 tons of bollard pull at the bow for the hull and two additional auxiliary tugs positioned aft, to tow the disabled ship from the Tuscan Archipelago to the Mediterranean seaport of Genoa.
“Our team’s goal was to accomplish the project with safety, ingenuity and detail,” said Chris Peterson, TITAN Salvage vice president. “We truly believe that we have done just that. Over the past two years, every aspect of this project was handled with the utmost professionalism and an inordinate amount of calculation and planning.”
The 114,000-ton Costa Concordia will soon be dismantled and stripped down for scrap metal and recyclable materials.