Grounded ship Costa Concordia is expected to be raised into an upright position in September.
No official date has been set by the Italian authorities or by the two companies – Titan Salvage and Micoperi – that were awarded the recovery project, CBS News reports.
The ship ran aground off the island of Giglio on January 13 last year.
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Russia is chartering a cruise ship for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi from an Italian company that operated the cruise ship which sank in 2012 off Italy, killing 32 people.
State-owned Rosmorport said in a statement Monday it has signed a deal with Costa Conciere to charter a 12-deck ship with 726 cabins to provide accommodation for visitors coming to the Olympics, which are being held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
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The biggest engineering feat ever to be attempted on a ship of its size is a few weeks away. After months of planning, design, fabrication and installation, the 114,000-ton Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground off the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012, is practically ready for parbuckling or rotation to an upright position. Months of work for close to 500 salvage operators have suffered some delays caused by weather conditions and by complications in efforts to drill and level the uneven granite seabed.
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Progress is being made on the Costa Concordia recovery project.
Here you see the vessel, which went aground early last year.
The ship is expected to be lifted into an upright position next month.
It has taken months of work to prepare to get the ship upright, but removing it from the sea isn’t expected to be complete until sometime in 2014
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