On February 14, the 214 meter long, 7031 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Sharden allided at Genoa, Italy. The ferry was attempting to berth when it made a maneuver and struck the pier. The Sharden sustained a large gash on its port side stern hull near the waterline. The quay sustained significant damage requiring inspection by divers. No passengers or crew were injured.
The Sharden was able to later berth and all passengers and vehicles were able to disembarked. The following day, the Sharden was went into drydock for a short time for repairs before resuming her scheduled voyage on February 16.
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