Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sponsons

Micourier 2, Costa Concordia sponsons, port of Livorno
The next time we will see these sponsons (watertight steel boxes) they will be fastened on the starboard side of the “Costa Concordia” to refloat the wreck.

See also: Ril - Costa Concordia
External links: Costa Concordia disaster - Isola del Giglio (Wikipedia)

15 comments:

Revrunner said...

Wonderful to see these close up, VP. Thanks!

Lois said...

That should be fascinating to watch!

Jack said...

Raising the Costa Concordia is a remarkable engineering feat. You are lucky to be close enough to see some of the work.

William Kendall said...

They'll be doing some good work then. Unlike, oh, the dolt who caused that screwup in the first place.

Kate said...

Pretty interesting equipment that probably requires hard work and precision.

Randy said...

That going to be something to see.

cieldequimper said...

They are really impressive. I'd love to see how it's done.

Dina said...

Ah, the feats of engineering.
What a tall load.

Luis Gomez said...

These are amazing. Thank you VP. Great shot.

Karl Demetz said...

They are very big, impressive!

Lowell said...

First I went to the picture of the wreck. Great photo! I'd more of less forgotten about this disaster thinking the ship had already been refloated.

Those sponsons are massive, but I'd guess that raising the ship is a massive job!

Halcyon said...

Ugh! That whole story just makes me sick. So sad that people died from that strange man's stupid mistakes. :(

Babzy said...

Impressive ! :)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I would never have been able to work out what these are without the explanation. I'd imagined something to do with space. They are like batteries of rockets.

Stefan Jansson said...

Live and learn.