Top News of the Week of Sep 16 – Sep 22, 2013
The parbuckling operation has been successfully completed around 4:00 a.m this morning. Now the 950-foot long Costa Concordia wreck, with its gross tonnage of 114,500 GT, is upright and resting safely on the specially built artificial sea bed, at a depth of approximately 30 meters.
Hubert Palej, project manager for 2G Robotics is currently preparing on the Tuscan island of Giglio to begin Underwater Laser Scanning operations of the submerged hull of the Costa Concordia.
The parbuckling of the Costa Concordia wreck is gaining momentum as the wreck rotates for another 7 degrees, thus reaching the midway of the first stage of the operation, the salvage team announced at a press conference.
Havyard Ship Technology’s shipyard in Leirvik in Norway has won the contract for a major conversion of the subsea vessel Havila Phoenix.
DeepOcean AS, part of DeepOcean Group, announced that together with its Brazilian partner Comphania Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) they have been awarded a 2 year with 2 year options contract from Petróleo Brasileiro S/A (“PETROBRAS”) E&P Services.
Subsea World News Staff, September 22, 2013