Salvors delay Costa Concordia removal until spring 2013

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla.) — The salvage contractors who will remove the Costa Concordia wreck from the Italian coastline have delayed the timetable until spring 2013, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper of Fort Lauderdale reported. Pompano Beach-based Titan Salvage has the contract for the work along with an Italian provider. Drilling, engineering and construction elements of the salvage, which will entail using caissons and cranes to right the cruise ship, have been modified for environmental reasons.

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By Professional Mariner Staff