Costa Crociere and its salvage team have confirmed that the Concordia refloating operation is set to go ahead starting on Monday, July 14.

As was the case for parbuckling, commencement of the operation is subject to authorization from the Observatory and also depends on the weather forecast over the next few days. Therefore, final confirmation of the start of the refloating operation will not be announced until the day before it actually begins, according to Costa.