The removal of the Costa Concordia wreck is now at 62.5 percent completion, according to The Parbuckling Project website set-up to track the progress.
Earlier this month the fifth of six subsea platforms was installed near Giglio Island. These platforms provide a safe supporting structure for the wreck after it is rotated into a vertical position (“parbuckling”, as this is known).
The platform, which was built at the Rosetti shipyard in Marina di Ravenna, weighs about 1,000 tons, measures 40m and is 22m in height and is supported by 5 big pillars (almost 2m in diameter) secured to the granite seabed about 10m deep.
Work continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently, there are 25 vessels and 460 workers working on site, according to a statement.
The website goes on to confirm all anchor blocks are installed and all drilling holes have been completed, and two sponsors have been installed with 13 left to go.