Click here to watch the recent “60 Minutes” documentary, which aired Sunday, Dec. 16, for an inside look at the salvage efforts surrounding the Costa Concordia. The cruise ship Costa Concordia partially sank earlier this year, in Jan. 2012, after hitting a reef off the Italian coast and running aground at Isola del Giglio.
Crowley Maritime Corp.‘s marine salvage and wreck removal subsidiary, TITAN Salvage, based in Pompano, Fla., is working closely with partner Micoperi, an Italian company specializing in underwater construction and engineering, to refloat the wrecked cruiseliner and tow it away to a port, where it will be scrapped. Read more about the salvage job’s progress online here.
“60 Minutes” said about the show:
“When the 951-ft.-long luxury liner hit a rock 11 months ago off the Italian Coast, it was the biggest passenger ship ever to capsize. Now, the salvage operation to float and tow away the huge vessel is the biggest maritime salvage operation ever undertaken. Lesley Stahl reports.”