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USS Oklahoma — December 7, 1941 And Beyond

On the morning of December 7, 1941, USS Oklahoma was moored at an outside berth in the inner harbor at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor that day, the USS Oklahoma was directly in the flight path of … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Salvage – Live Video Feed

Watch live: Costa Concordia salvage operation – video

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Costa Concordia Parbuckling Salvage Begins

The parbuckling of the cruise ship Costa Concordia is proceeding as intended after a three hour delay due to a thunderstorm. If all goes well, the process should take 10 hours to roll the ship upright from its current position, … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Salvage on 60 Minutes

The US news program 60 Minutes aired a feature on salvaging the Costa Concordia last night. The operation is the largest and most complex ship salvage in history. Well done and worth watching. Costa Concordia: Salvaging a shipwreck

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Salvaging the Costa Concordia

While pre-trial hearings are underway in an Italian court, an Italian-American engineering consortium has begun salvage operations to remove the cruise ship, partially capsized off the island of Giglio.  It will be the first time a ship of this size has been salvalged … Continue reading

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Video of Proposed Costa Concordia Salvage

Last Friday we posted about a presentation made by the Titan-Micoperi consortium detailing their plans to salvage the Costa Concordia from the where she sank on January 13th off the island of Giglio, Italy.  The plan is to build an underwater platform onto which the ship … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Claim Odyssey Marine “Plundering” HMS Victory

The attorneys for Odyssey Marine Exploration have been keeping busy. In February we posted about the end of a multi-year legal battle between Spain and Odyssey Marine Exploration over $500m in gold and silver coins and other artifacts from the wreck of the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Updates – Ship’s Bell Missing, Salvage Estimate More than 100 Million Euros

The ship’s bell on the Costa Concordia has gone missing.  According to Reuters, “underwater thieves have evaded an array of laser systems that measure millimetric shifts in the Costa Concordia shipwreck and 24-hour surveillance by the Italian coast guard and … Continue reading

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Costa Concordia Update: Death Toll Rises, Sanctuary Threatened, Salvage Options Considered

The death toll from the sinking of the Costa Concordia has risen to thirteen as divers discovered another body of a woman wearing a life jacket in a submerged passageway.   Eight of the thirteen victims have now been identified according to Italian officials. Four of the … Continue reading

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Update: Costa Concordia – Why Did the Ship Roll and is She Slipping into Deeper Water?

One of the more alarming aspects of the sinking of the Costa Concordia was the dramatic roll that the ship took after the grounding.  She is now sitting with a list of roughly 80 degrees with almost half of the ship … Continue reading

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