Divers are still working to connect the last chains and cables on the Concordia wreck, according to a Thursday statement issued by Costa.

At the moment, there are still 2 chains and 4 cables to be connected to 3 of the starboard sponsons (S4, S5, S18). In the meantime, work has been completed on S12, and technicians are now lowering the sponson to its final position.

The weather and sea conditions of the last days and the complexity of the operations, have impacted the overall time schedule with some delays. Technicians are still aiming at a departure on Monday July 21st but are also looking at Tuesday 22nd as an alternative possibility.