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Concordia – Italy

Seatech played a critical role in the salvage operations of the Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012, with over 4,000 passengers and crew onboard. Positioned perilously on a ledge before a 290-foot drop, the vessel presented significant challenges.

Seatech’s dive teams were instrumental throughout the operation, providing round-the-clock support. Their tasks included securing large metal pulling cables to the caissons on the ship’s side, which were crucial for the parbuckling procedure—a complex, 19-hour process to right the vessel. The teams’ expertise extended to underwater welding, cutting, and surveying, underscoring their versatility and technical proficiency in high-stakes environments.

This extensive and successful salvage effort not only underscores Seatech’s expertise in maritime crisis response but also enhances their reputation in the maritime industry as a reliable and efficient service provider capable of handling monumental tasks, showcasing their commitment to safety and environmental sustainability in maritime operations.

Civil Engineering
ClientCosta ConcordiaLocationItalyShare