Costa Concordia Begins to Be Re-Floated as Final Journey Looms

July 14, 2014 9:32 AM

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Costa Concordia Begins to Be Re-Floated as Final Journey Looms

GIGLIO, Italy - A delicate operation to re-float the Costa Concordia got underway on Monday as part of massive project aimed at towing the shipwrecked cruise liner to the scrapyard. The vessel sunk after hitting rocks off the coast of Italian resort island Giglio in January 2012, killing 32 people. Before it can be towed away, the Concordia will have to be raised by about 40 feet.

Thirty giant hollowed steel tanks were fitted to the ship's sides, which were later filled with water. Experts say there is a real risk that the ship's hull will crack open and spill out a toxic soup made of rotten food, chemicals and debris as it is being raised. If the first re-floating is success...

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