Costa Concordia: Salvaging a shipwreck

Eleven months after wrecking at sea, the Italian luxury liner awaits one of the most expensive and daunting salvage operations eve. Ever since the wreck of the Costa Concordia 11 months ago, the huge Italian luxury liner has been sitting, semi-submerged, off the coast of Tuscany, looking like a big, beached whale. It’s the largest passenger ship ever capsized, easily surpassing the Titanic. And removing the ship has turned out to be the most complicated, the most expensive, the most daunting and the riskiest salvage operation ever.

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