Technicians are at work to complete refloating, according to an early-morning statement from Costa.

During the night, despite the strong winds, the wreck has emerged of about 11 meters; there are therefore 3 more meters to reach the required draft. Starboard sponson S4 is almost in position. Work is in progress to lower sponsons S5 and S14.

The line has also released its Genoa convoy plan, consisting of some 14 vessels that will be involved in the towing. These ships range from tugboats and spill recovery vessels to multi-purpose vessels and even a sailboat for marine mammal observers.

At this point Cruise Industry News understands the towing is set to start on Wednesday, delayed due to weather conditions.