Sunken Ship Rescue

A team of 500 engineers and divers struggle to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship. Airing July 22, 2015 at 10 pm on PBS Airing July 22, 2015 at 10 pm on PBS

Program Description

Follow the epic operation to secure, raise, and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people. The massive wreck—with a 160-foot-long hole in its hull—stretches the length of three football fields, weighs 45,000 tons, and was half submerged on the site of a protected reef. Moving it from its precarious perch on the edge of an underwater cliff turned into a technical and logistical challenge of staggering proportions. Join NOVA as we follow a team of more than 500 divers and engineers working around the clock as they attempt the biggest ship recovery project in history.

Broadcast Credits

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
Colin Campbell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Carlo Massarella
EDITOR
Paul Shepard
EDIT PRODUCER
Martin Gorst
NARRATOR
Eric Meyers
ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Fausto Appiolaza
LOCATION PRODUCER
James Walker
VFX PRODUCER
Rob Hartel
EDIT ASSISTANT
Will Fiennes
PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Michelle Cullen
Karen Lee
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Birte Pedersen
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
Leesa Rumley
PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Sue Harvard
MUSIC
Alasdair Reid
Rohan Stevenson
GRAPHICS
Fluid Pictures
ONLINE EDITOR
Dicky Everton
COLORIST
Vicki Matich
AUDIO MIX
Bob Jackson
ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
Adus Deepocean
Sabina Airoldi/Tethys Research Institute
Conquest Offshore
Corpo Nazionale Dei Vigili Del Fuoco
Critical Past
Department Of Environmental Biology, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Department of Defense/Tech Sgt Michael Jackson
Fugro Seacore
Ricky Muir
National Archives and Records Administration
National Geographic Networks LLC
NZ Defence Force
Pioneer Productions
David Saba
Team Blacksheep
NOVA SERIES GRAPHICS
yU + co.
NOVA THEME MUSIC
Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen, Inc.
ADDITIONAL NOVA THEME MUSIC
Ray Loring
Rob Morsberger
CLOSED CAPTIONING
The Caption Center
POST PRODUCTION ONLINE EDITOR
Spencer Gentry
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Jennifer Welsh
PUBLICITY
Eileen Campion
Eddie Ward
SENIOR RESEARCHER
Kate Becker
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Linda Callahan
PARALEGAL
Sarah Erlandson
TALENT RELATIONS
Janice Flood
LEGAL COUNSEL
Susan Rosen
DIGITAL MANAGING PRODUCER
Kristine Allington
SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR
Tim De Chant
DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA
Lauren Aguirre
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Lisa Leombruni
UNIT MANAGER
Ariam McCrary
POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Brittany Flynn
SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Kevin Young
POST PRODUCTION EDITOR
Michael H. Amundson
BROADCAST MANAGER
Nathan Gunner
BUSINESS MANAGER
Elizabeth Benjes
DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
David Condon
PROJECT DIRECTOR
Pamela Rosenstein
COORDINATING PRODUCER
Laurie Cahalane
SENIOR SCIENCE EDITOR
Evan Hadingham
SENIOR PRODUCERS
Julia Cort
Chris Schmidt
SENIOR SERIES PRODUCER
Melanie Wallace
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Alan Ritsko
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Paula S. Apsell

A NOVA Production by Windfall Films Ltd. for WGBH Boston in association with National Geographic Channels

© 2015 Windfall Films Ltd, part of the Argonon Group

Additional Material © 2015 WGBH Educational Foundation

All Rights Reserved

This program was produced by WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.

IMAGE:

Image credit: (Costa Concordia recovery)
© F. Schneider/Corbis

Participants

Tullio Balestra
Structural Engineer
Yurij Bean
Dive Superintendent
Jim Conroy
Salvage Superintendent
Sergio Girotto
Project Salvage Manager
Rich Habib
Titan Salvage
Mario Lofaro
Costa Concordia Survivor
Nancy Lofaro
Costa Concordia Survivor
Megan Mauri
Costa Concordia Survivor
Robert Mauri
Costa Concordia Survivor
Franco Porcellacchia
Project Manager
Nick Sloane
Senior Salvage Master

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