Raise the Concordia! The world’s largest salvage operation

It’s been well over a year since the Costa Concordia ran aground off the small island of Giglio on Italy’s west coast, killing 32 passengers and crew.The captain, Francesco Schettino, is accused of sailing the vessel into a large rock while showing off for people on shore. While Schettino’s case winds through the courts, the wreck of the Concordia still lies on its side. Marine recovery experts have devised a complicated plan to roll the enormous cruise ship upright and tow it from the rocky seabed. Originally, the wreck was supposed to have been removed in time for this summer’s tourist season. Now it may be December before the 114,000-tonne ship is refloated, nearly two years after the accident.

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