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Costa Concordia salvage to take ten months

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 Salvage of the shipwrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia could take ten months, therefore the priority until that is to avert fuel outflow in the see.

Bad weather conditions make rescuers to interrupt searching for people and pumping fuel out of the shipwrecked liner, with reference to Italian Ministry of Emergency Affairs reports BBC.

The Dutch company Smit has undertaken to pump fuel out of the shipwrecked liner, it has to pump out 2.3 thousand tons of diesel fuel which is still in cisterns of the ship.

Works were started already in the last week, but they had to be interrupted due to the storm. Such delay heightens risk of an ecological catastrophe in the see national park where the shipwrecked liner is located.

Besides, two more months will be necessary to agree which companies will lift the ship out of water. But total salvage time, considering possible weather conditions and other factors, could take even until ten months.

Experts who are watching the shipwrecked liner, point that the current is turning liner off the place of accident for two or three millimetres an hour.

BNN already reported that the passenger ship Costa Concordia with more than 4 200 people on board, on January 14, bumped into a rock in Tyrrhenian see near the Giglio island.

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