Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

One of the major problems for engineers to tackle later today is water pollution.

The ship’s food holds were packed to capacity for its 4,200 passengers and crew when it crashed.

This included 24,000lbs of fish, 1,500 gallons of ice cream in tubs and  11,000 eggs. There were also 17,000lbs of raw beef and 1,000 gallons of milk on board.

As the ship rises out of the water today, an estimated 29,000 cubic metres of water contaminated by all of the food and drink stored on the vessel is expected to flow out into the sea.

More than anyone, the residents of the tiny village of Giglio want today’s operation to be a success.

Since the crash, the wreckage has ruined the coastline of the beautiful Tuscan island. And, understandably, everybody wants it gone.

Giancarlo Farni, who was one of the first rescuers on the scene when the stricken Concordia went down, said the wreck had been in place for long enough. “I saw it sink and now I want to see it brought upright and taken away,” he said… image from : article from : read more >>

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