Sunk Cruise Ship Costa Concordia To Rise from Ocean Floor

Engineers will now try to lift the 114,000-ton vessel before winter

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Italy’s Civil Protection agency has approved an ambitious attempt to upright the Costa Concordia, a cruise liner twice the size of the Titanic that went aground off an Italian island in 2012 killing 32 people, the AP reports.

Salvagers have already secured the 114,000-ton vessel and built a platform for it to rest on, TIME’s Per Liljas writes. Now more than 500 workers plan to rotate the ship into position before winter.

If they succeed, the Costa Concordia will be towed to a port for dismantling. Monitor the endeavor here.

[AP]

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kvantum
kvantum

I'd like to point out, to those geographically challenged, that Italy is far from an ocean. Costa Concordia is in the Mediterranean Sea.