When Benji Smith and Emily Lau boarded the Costa Concordia cruise liner a year ago they were embarking on a honeymoon cruise long anticipated. Not long after, however, it turned into a nightmare as the ship hit a reef and over 65% wound up underwater.
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Costa Crociere and its contractors now say the Costa Concordia won’t be removed from the coast of Giglio, Italy, until late summer. Previous estimates were that the hull would be refloated and moved by March or April. Costa and Titan-Micoperi, the consortium hired to remove the hull, gave the latest estimate at a Dec. 31 meeting to update Giglio residents.
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It was the world’s top story for a week or so in January. A cruise ship hit the rocks and capsized in Giglio Porto, Italy. Among the dead was a couple from White Bear Lake.
Whatever happened to the ship?
It’s still there.
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