Costa Concordia Pulled Upright in Salvage Effort

The wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise liner has been pulled upright after a 19-hour, first-of-its-kind engineering feat to salvage the ship that slammed into a reef near Giglio Island 20 months ago.

”The parbuckling operation has been successfully completed,” the project’s organizers said in a statement early this morning. ” The wreck is now upright and resting safely on the specially built artificial sea bed, at a depth of approximately 30 meters.”

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