US-owned company Titan Salvage has won the bid to remove the Costa Concordia. The stricken cruise ship is to be righted and refloated. The operation is expected to start in May and cost more than $280 million (about R2 320 million). It will take teams of engineers working 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a year to complete. Watch an animation showing how the ship will be salvaged…
The 114 000-ton Italian cruise ship lies just off the coast of the island of Giglio after running aground on 12 January in an accident that killed 32 people.
Sources: Sky News and New Media Animation
What went wrong: Investigation into the Costa Concordia disaster