Readers will recall the saga of the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the Italian coast in 2012. It was raised from its watery grave in 2014, in what turned out to be the largest and most complex marine salvage operation in history, and towed to Genoa, where dismantling began.
The Ship Recycling Consortium has announced the completion of their task of scrapping the Costa Concordia.
Less than three years have passed since the arrival of the Concordia wreck in Genoa, on July 27th 2014. Below some of the most significant numbers of this project since the beginning of the operations:
- Workforce employed: up to 350
- Total effective hours worked: approximately 1 million
- Companies and suppliers involved: 78 (98% of them are Italian)
- Total recycled material: approximately 90%, equal to over 53,000 tons for almost 4,000 trips to recycling facilities in Italy
- Total dismantled material: 8,000 tons with over 850 trips to dismantling facilities.
There's more at the link.
It's a sad farewell to a ship that should never have sunk, but for the tragic and criminally stupid actions of her Captain. He began serving a 16-year prison sentence for his crimes in May.