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Crane barge arrives to give Costa Concordia sponsons a lift

Parbuckling Project
Conquest MB1 alongside the wreck
A crane barge arrived at Giglio Island to help position the 19 sponsons that will be attached to the wreck in preparation for its refloating.

The Conquest MB1 is an offshore crane barge fitted with a sophisticated rotating/luffing crane and automated heel/trim compensation system, according to The Parbuckling Project.

The diver teams involved in installing the sponsons will operate from the barge.