Costa Tow Update: Climate Onboard 'Calm'

By George Backwell
Friday, July 25, 2014
Costa Concordia on tow: Photo credit the salvors

According to the latest update, after approximately 30 hours of navigation, the Concordia has travelled 63 nautical miles at an average speed of 2 knots, informs the salvors' website 'The Parbuckling Project'.

The convoy is located between Isola d’Elba and Corsica. The sea is calm, while the wind has a North/North East direction with a speed of approximately 13 knots.


The assessments performed on sponsons and they connections – cables, chains and strand-jacks - have given positive results.

The climate on board is calm and the navigation proceeds without problems.


There are no signs of environmental pollution; environmental monitoring by public institutions are in progress, as well as samplings carried out by the marine biologists of University La Sapienza that have been appointed by Costa Crociere and the Titan Micoperi consortium.


Marine conditions are forecasted good, with light winds coming from the South. In such conditions, the ETA of the Concordia in Genoa Prà-Voltri port is Sunday July 27th at 0300 hrs.
 

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