The first day of the refloating operation of the Concordia has concluded successfully, according to Costa.

Confirming technician’s estimations, the wreck is now afloat thanks to the buoyancy given by sponsons, 2.2 meters off the false sea bed, and it has been towed for about 30 meters eastwards.

The wreck is securely moored and therefore the first phase of the refloating operations has now ended. Around and under the Concordia operations are still on going to connect some chains and cables to the sponsons.