Crews successfully float shipwrecked Concordia in operation to tow it to shore

July 14, 2014 9:56 AM

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GIGLIO, Italy – The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping.

Authorities expressed satisfaction that the operation to float the Concordia from an underwater platform had proceeded without a hitch early Monday. The cruise liner struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.

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