Holland's Dockwise to transport Costa Concordia
Dutch marine contractor Dockwise has been awarded the task of transporting the salvaged cruise ship Costa Concordia.
Loaded onto the Vanguard
Dockwise, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, will load and transport the shipwreck from Isola del Giglio onboard the Dockwise Vanguard, the world's largest semi-submersible ship which can lift and transport extremely heavy cargos. In a unique operation, the Concordia can be loaded as a whole onto the Vanguard and safely transported to a location where she can be scrapped. The location has yet to be determined. The operation is planned to take place around mid 2014.