Heres how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed

first_img 10 things in tech you need to know today WeWork CEO Adam Neumann told employees he’s ‘humbled’ by the collapse of the firm’s IPO China could be the biggest loser from the Saudi Arabia oil attack Oil declines while stocks are muted as ‘all eyes are on the Fed’ on rate-decision day IT’S BEEN MORE than a year since the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a reef off the shore of Isola del Giglio, in the Mediterranean, leading to a wreck that cost 30 passengers their lives.Yet the enormous ship is still sitting off the Italian coast, mostly submerged, in the middle of a nationally protected marine park and coral reef.The ingenious salvage operation —called the “Parbuckling Project” — involves building a series of underwater platforms onto which the Costa Concordia will be lifted upright (parbuckled), then floated up and towed away.It is now fully underway: The underwater platform has been partly installed, and more than a third of the floatation devices that will hopefully lift the ship out of the sea have been filled and put in position.These photos reveal how the salvage operation — the riskiest, most complicated, and most expensive ever undertaken — is going so far.last_img