More than 20 months after it capsized in shallow waters off the coast of Italy, the Costa Concordia cruise ship is finally set to be righted Monday in a massive, risky operation set to last 12 hours.
Since captain Francesco Schettino ran the ship aground Jan. 13, 2012, off the island of Giglio, killing 32 people, Italian officials have fretted over how to move the giant vessel.
Even just a few months ago, the plan seemed “crazy” — and there was no “plan B” if it failed.
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