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Just wanted to post this topic to hear everybodys thoughts on how they believe the Concordia will be recoverd. If it isnt, what might happen to her???
I'm no expert but if it can be repaired I'd expect that would be the first option, lot cheaper to repair and refurb than to build a new billion dollar ship.It all depends upon what Costa's insurance company wants to do with it. It's their problem now. News articles have already suggested it would be cheaper to break it up.
This news article states it will have to be scrapped...Ignore The Sun. It is a notorious tabloid in the UK historically well known for its compulsive lying and false facts when reporting. I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole when looking for facts.
This is part of the article......
For the time being the ship is embedded on the rock shelf and we are able to assist in the searching.
"The problem is that if the weather turns then the swell could rise and it could break the ship free and if that happens it will slip down the shelf and to the bottom of the sea.
That's why we need to work as quickly as we can to make sure everyone is accounted for and their are no other trapped survivors
Salvage experts say the Concordia was so badly damage it cannot be salvaged and will have to be torn up and taken away on barges to be scrapped.
ONLY TIME WILL TELL
IMHO the ship will be forced into deeper water by the power of the waves and will end up with maybe a little bit of the hull showing above water . Or the sea will bury it where it is in sand . Salvage operation to remove it will be a monumental task and maybe the best they will achieve is to sink it in deeper water and turn it into a reef.It can't stay underwater in it's current state. Even when they purposely scuttle ships they remove all materials/machinery inside. It will likely have fuel removed, be refloated and then they will decide whether to repair it or to scrap it. It is perfectly salvageable. Whether it is worth repairing or not is another question. The engines and machinery are likely ruined by the salt water.
It all depends upon what Costa's insurance company wants to do with it. It's their problem now. News articles have already suggested it would be cheaper to break it up.Cheaper than what?
The ships gone for good. There is zero chances of getting that ship back into service even if it could be refloated. The water has ruined all the electrical cables and engines. It would be more than just putting new engines in it as the entire ship would have to be stripped of absolutely everything. Costa Concordia has gone for good.Dont't be so sure