Now it is a rusting carcass sitting on two underwater peaks. Underwater is still furniture and debris with 30 dead people dead and 2 people still unaccounted for. It has been declared a crime scene by Italian officials. It has become an international salvage effort with experts in their field uniting to find a way to get rid of the thing in the most ecological safely way.
The steel platform will have to be the length of three football fields. Most of the work is being done by Nick Slone’s American wreck removal company Titan Salvage and the engineering done by an Italian company called Micoperi. Even if they are able to turn the thing upright onto the steel platform, enough buoyancy must be created to get the thing to float. So, like putting water wings on your arms, they are going to weld in essence empty ships on either side of the thing to hopefully raise the boat to floating levels.
No one is 100% sure that this effort will even be successful. It is the biggest passenger ship ever wrecked. Just a year ago it was a 15 story palace that could house a small town of 4,000 passengers. It had 1,500 luxury cabins, 18 restaurants and bars, 4 swimming pools, 5 Jacuzzi’s and a casino. Interestingly, it capsized on a Friday the 13th by being steered too close to shore where it struck a huge boulder near the shore that tore into the ship. Shouldn’t someone be watching the underwater sonar monitors? How do you not see a 96 ton rock?