Costa Concordia

Capsized cruise ship salvage operation begins

BBC News: The operation to salvage the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia is now under way off the coast of Italy, 20 months after it ran aground in January 2012.

The process to right the ship is expected to take up to 12 hours.

Photo: An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter August 26, 2013. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters)
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The stunning salvaging of the Costa Concordia

Admirers of mind-boggling engineering feats take note: Above is just a peek at the extensive effort undertaken to raise the wrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian coast.

Our own Tom Kington has the story on the salvage effort, but for now, we’re just going to look at those crazy photos.

Photos: Andrea Sinibaldi / Associated Press, Vincenzo Pinto / AFP

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Inside the Costa Concordia after the tragedy… How creepy…