Raising The Costa Concordia!

I don’t know about you, but this is one of the most awesome engineering efforts I’ve ever seen!

Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it capsized off the island of Giglio, reports the BBC.

In the complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench the ship from its side โ€“ which took all of Monday and most of the night โ€“ engineers used cables and metal water tanks to roll the ship onto a platform, said the BBC. The ship was declared completely upright at 4 a.m. local time on Tuesday.


The Plan…

The Execution…

And The Incredible Images…

Images from Costa Concordia: Capsized Ship Is Pulled Upright

Images from Costa Concordia: Time-lapse video reveals impressive 19-hour effort to wrench ship from its side

Images from Concordia Pulled Upright: Photos

Humungous “Props” to the engineering crew that pulled off this amazing feat!


Related: NOVA | Why Ships Sink, airing September 18, 2013 at 9 pm on PBS

I want ice water.

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12 thoughts on “Raising The Costa Concordia!

    • That really was amazing PT, and I couldn’t agree with you more about that captain. Speaking of people being lunched, I just watched the Under The Dome season finale and, after Sunday’s Breaking Bad episode, I was really rooting for Dean Norris to get head-shot twice in the same week! ๐Ÿ™„


  1. When people work together amazing and heartening things happen. If all the humans could work together to avoid the huge disaster of climate change, the human race (and all the other living things) might not have to suffer an almost complete die off . I know, I know; I should try and be more cheerful. When the CO2 is down to 350 parts I will start smiling again.


    • As much as I’d like to believe things like this represent what we’re about, I know it just doesn’t Phillip. In fact, The War Ratio has become even more unbalanced than when I wrote about it 4 1/2 years ago, so a new stone-age is probably just around the corner… ๐Ÿ˜


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