Last journey liner Costa Concordia

• The Last Voyage of the ship Costa Concordia

Liner Costa Concordia, is among the ten largest cruise ships in the world, crashed January 13, 2012. In September 2013th the coast of the Italian island of Giglio successfully completed a unique operation to raise the sunken 300-foot giant, weighing 114 thousand tons.

On Wednesday, the liner Costa Concordia began his final journey - the ship sailed into the port of Genoa, where he dismounted.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

This ship Costa Concordia in the best of times at the port in Civitavecchia, Italy, March 27, 2009.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

How was it. Confirming the infamous Friday the 13th, a huge cruise liner Costa Concordia (Costa Concordia), which was carrying more than 4 200 people crashed in the January 13, 2012 near the island of Giglio off the coast of Tuscany in Italy.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Take snapshot from video, passengers are leaving the sinking ship, January 14, 2012

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

According to the captain, cruise ship ran into rocks that were not listed on the navigation map. 32 people were killed and two are missing.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Later the ship almost completely plunged into the Mediterranean Sea. Diver inspects the body of a sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia after six days, January 19, 2012.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Visible damage and traces of plaque on the reef.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Under the sea, in a ship full of chaos, January 24, 2012.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Italian "Titanic" - the sunken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia - trouble pursued ever since its launching in 2005, when the ancient maritime tradition on board the ship were to break the bottle. But the bottle did not break. In 2008, the cruise liner Costa Concordia worth 450 million euros hit a pier near the shore of the Italian Naples.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

2013. At the crash site of the cruise liner Costa Concordia are works on installation of equipment before bringing the ship in upright position. This operation is truly unique. Previously, engineers have never had to work with such large vessels.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

The aim of this operation was to remove the vessel from the rocks, pick up and stand upright with the help of underwater platforms and cranes. Containers of sides (below the photo) allow the whole structure to remain on the surface, 15 September 2013.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

The largest and most expensive sea rescue operation in the history is worth about 250 million euros, and the damage to the owners amounted to 1.5 billion euros. Unique operation to raise the sunken ship off the coast of the Italian island of Giglio took less than a day - 19 hours. The vessel was successfully put on the keel, September 17, 2013.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

The next phase of the operation began in July 2014. On Wednesday, the liner Costa Concordia began his final journey - the ship sailed into the port of Genoa, where he dismounted, July 22, 2014

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Interesting fact: "Titanic" sank on the night of 13 on April 14, 1912, and the Costa Concordia - on the night of 13 on January 14, 2012, ie, between the crashes almost exactly 100 years of difference...

It is interesting to compare the "Titanic" and "Costa Concordia" on the specs:

1. Displacement: 52,310 tons | 51 387 tonnes

2. Length: 269.1 m | 290.2 m

3. Width: 28.2 m | 35.5 m

4. Speed: 24 knots | 19.6 knots

5. Capacity: 2556 passengers + 908 crew | 3700 + 1100 passenger carriage.

The damaged part of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, July 13, 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Let's look inside. The picture was taken February 27, 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

On the Costa Concordia was 1500 cabins, the world's biggest wellness center at sea, four swimming pools, five spas, five restaurants, 13 bars, a cinema, a disco and an Internet café.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Among the maritime disasters in peacetime, according to the number of victims of "Titanic" in third place - 1 513 people. Leadership remains with the ferry "Dona Paz" confronted in 1987 with an oil tanker. Then, in the collision and subsequent fire him killed more than 4000 people.

Inside the Costa Concordia, 27 February 2014

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Inside the ship time has stopped. Someone's luggage.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

According to the passengers, when the ship already was damaged, the crew, dressed in life jackets, urged passengers to return to the cabin, saying that nothing terrible happens.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

During the five days of Costa Concordia will have to overcome in tow about 370 kilometers, the ship will move at a speed of 2 knots per hour, 14 July 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Go preparatory work before the final journey of the ship Costa Concordia, July 14, 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

The preparatory work, July 14, 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

So it looks from the air, 19 July 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

July 22, 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Damage, July 22, 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia Last journey liner Costa Concordia

Towing begins in Genoa, July 23, 2014.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia

This is the last journey liner Costa Concordia. Genoa will host a complicated operation to dismantle, it is divided into four phases, it will last 22 months.

Last journey liner Costa Concordia Last journey liner Costa Concordia