The Ancient Skill of Parbuckling or How to Re-float the Costa Concordia


1. A rope sling for rolling cylindrical objects up or down an inclined plane.

2. A sling for raising or lowering an object vertically.

tr.v. par·buck·led, par·buck·ling, par·buck·les

To raise or lower with such a sling.



To see the concept adapted for the Costa Concordia, click on this link:

then click on each sketch for more information. There’s even something about the environmental issues.



Keep your fingers crossed!!


Dr Terry Lilley

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