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Efforts underway to raise Costa Concordia cruise liner

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by snkenai, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I saw a bit on the news this morning about it. I can't believe that it's been sitting there for 20 months already. I feel like it was less than a year ago. That salvage effort is pretty enormous (I just heard that the salvage operation is costing $500,000,000.00)
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It obviously can't just be left there to rot and pollute, but what I "don't get" is that the cost of the salvage operation alone has been quoted as more than half a billion GBP ... is the scrap value really so much more that it makes it an economic proposition?

    Or is it that the public liability insurance of the owners is paying, and the scrap value is only offsetting that a bit ?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I also can't believe it couldn't have been done cheaper. I know if you leave a car parked in the wrong neighborhood is the US, they can have it completely stripped in under an hour....and that costs NOTHING.
     
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  5. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    They have been working on his project for many months, getting ready for a one day effort. That is really expensive. From what I've read the expense is to be shared by more than one source. Fascinating, that you can even attempt such a large task. I have it live feeding on the wife's computer (nicer monitor:smile:).