There are four stages of operation in the salvage plan, as follows:
•First, once the ship has been stabilized, an underwater platform will be built and watertight boxes, or caissons, fixed to the side of the ship that is above water.
•Two cranes fixed to the platform will pull the ship upright, helped by the weight of the caissons, which will be filled with water.
•When the ship is upright, caissons will be fixed to the other side of the hull to stabilize it.
•Finally, the caissons on both sides will be emptied, after the water inside has been purified to protect the marine environment, and filled with air.
Once floating, the wreck will be towed to an Italian port. Once the removal is complete, the salvage team will clean the waters and the restore the marine flora.
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