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Franco Gabrielli<br />
Isola del Giglio 17-09-2013 Intorno alle 3,30 del mattino vengono completate le operazioni di recupero e raddrizzamento della nave Costa Concordia,  inclinatasi su un lato dopo aver urtato degli scogli passando troppo vicino all'isola. Un enorme contenitore galleggiante viene attaccato alla parte emersa della nave e riempito pian piano. Il peso del contenitore ha sollevato la nave.<br />
Rotation of the Costa Concordia wreck in front of Isola del Giglio. Parbuckling or rotation took 18 hours, as the movement was extremely delicate and constantly monitored.<br />
The parbuckling was performed using strand jacks which were tightening several cables attached to the top of the caissons and to the platforms, which were pulled seawards, while the cables attached to the starboard turrets was used for balancing.<br />
This was very delicate phase, during which the forces involved have to be offset carefully to rotate the wreck without deforming the hull.<br />
After that the water beginner to enter the caissons and the ship started to move more quickly until the complete rotation.<br />
Photo Samantha Zucchi Insidefoto


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