Nearly four months have passed since the death of the ship «Costa Concordia». And finally announced that the salvage of the vessel will commence in the coming days. This work will continue throughout 2012.
It will Genoese cruise company Costa Crociere, the U.S. company Titan Salvage and the Italian company Micoperi. This, they said Friday in Rome at a joint press conference. The ship, which is located off the coast of the island of Giglio is fixed with respect to the seabed, and then raise it with the help of cranes and floating pontoons.
If the rise of the ship is successful, it towed to the Italian port. But how exactly - not yet announced. Rescue operation of this kind has never been performed.
Environmental protection will be the highest priority during the operation. Also very important will be measures aimed at avoiding any damage to tourism in the region.