Airbus Defence and Space

Costa Concordia refloating monitored from space

The very high resolution Pleiades satellite, built and operated by Airbus Defence and Space, captures the refloating on 16 September of the Costa Concordia, wrecked off the Island of Giglio, Italy.


On July 12, 2013 the Pleiades image shows many ships busy around the liner lying on its side. 
Preparations for the recovery include white metal boxes (caissons) filled with water to assist in the 
refloating operation.

The image taken on 17 September 2013 shows recovery operations are still ongoing with many ships 
around the wreckage. The liner had moved but is not yet upright.

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