The 656 foot long, 36563 dwt bulk carrier Federal Rideau ran aground in Lake St. Clair near the entrance to the Detroi River. The Federal Rideau was downbound heading to Montreal with 22672 tons of wheat when it suffered a steering failure and ran onto a mud bank. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Initial attempts to refloat the bulk carrier with two tugs failed. Another attempt with a total of five tugs was to be attempted on the following day. Authorities reported that Federal Rideau is partially blocking the channel, but traffic was still open.
The salvaged remains of the cruise ship Costa Concordia arrived in Genoa on July 27, 2014. The vessel was able to make the four-day journey from Giglio to Genoa without issue even when storms passed over the vessel during the voyage.
The Costa Concordia will be scrapped in a Genoa dry dock. Salvagers have stated the vessel will take up to 2 years to dismantle.
Some remaining facts about the Costa Concordia Incident:
- It’s the largest salvage operation ever attempted so far. The Costa Concordia is nearly twice the size of the Titanic
- It’s the most expensive salvage at a cost of 1.5 billion (USD).
- 80% of the dismantled vessel will be recycled including copper wiring, pipes and materials
- Over 50,000 tons of steel will be melted down and resold on the market
- 24 tons of debris was removed from the seabed including furniture, dishes, parts of the vessel along with personal effects