Costa ConcordiaCosta Concordia to be Removed July 18th. Greg Dragonetti Carinval Corp May 13, 2014 57EDITORIAL NOTE: The date for the removal is July 18th. Not June as mentioned in the article below.Origionaly Published on: May 13, 2014 @ 14:34Officials in Italy have announced June 18th as the date that they will officially refloat the partially sunken ship.Then ship will then be lifted on a transport vessel and transported to Italy where Authorities will seize the vessel. This is standard as there is still a criminal case against the ship and its Captain. Still no scrap yard has been announced yet.