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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2013, 11:15:39 PM »
The severely damaged side of the stricken Costa Concordia in daylight.

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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2013, 11:17:27 PM »
The hull is still under water; there's still work to be done.

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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2013, 11:29:43 PM »
Costa Concordia salvage: Nick Sloane, the man behind the operation

By Tom Witherow
17 Sep 2013


For many, the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia seemed risky and dramatic, but for salvage master Nick Sloane it may have appeared rather mild.

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The head of the parbuckling project Nick Sloane talks with reporters at the end of the "parbuckling" operation at the Giglio harbour. Photo: REUTERS

It was more than 30 years ago in 1980 that Mr Sloane started his career at sea with South African company Safmarine, where his first assignment was the rescue of Castillo de Bellver, a burning tanker filled with over 250,000 tons of crude oil stranded off the South African coast.

He has gone on to repair oil and gas lines in the Middle East and salvage a tanker hit by pirates off the Yemeni coast. The Brilliante Virtuoso was 20 miles from the port of Aden when it was set ablaze, but it was saved with no environmental damage.

His globetrotter lifestyle has had to be borne by his long-suffering wife, responsible for bringing up their 17-year-old twins and 10-year-old daughter.

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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2013, 11:32:04 PM »
Previously described as a cross between Prince Harry and Russell Crowe, Sloane was hired by the American-Italian team of Titan Salvage and Micoperi to take charge of the Magnificent Eleven who rescued the Costa Concordia from the reef of idyllic Tuscan island, Giglio.

"I'm going to stand on deck and smoke a cigar as she's finally towed away", he said at a port-side bar during a recent visit. But he'll have to wait a bit before then the ship won't be towed to the scrapyard until well into 2014.

The righting of the huge ship, which at 951ft in length is larger than the Titanic, has taken months with more than 500 engineers, divers and welders operating round the clock. The most significant risk was that he ship would buckle – previously described by Mr Sloane as a "banana effect".

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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2013, 11:33:17 PM »
Mr Sloane was mobbed by journalists and locals as he came ashore after the mission. He said that he never expected such a reception from the people of Giglio: "They've been fantastic for the last 20 months".

Mr Sloane replied to the hugs, kisses and echoes of 'Grazie' with a simple "Brilliant! Perfetto".

He spoke with characteristic calm, "It was a good challenge", he told the Daily Telegraph, "It was a struggle, a bit of a roller coaster. But for the whole team it was fantastic. I think the whole team is proud of what they achieved." "Everyone is very pleased with how it went. The next step is to inspect all the damage on the starboard side."

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