A time lapse of the salvage operation to pull the wrecked Costa Concordia ship from the rocks off Giglio, Italy. Salvage crews on the Italian island of Giglio have raised the Costa Concordia cruise liner, completing one of the most difficult and expensive wreck recovery projects ever performed. A 19-hour operation saw the massive ship pulled upright by a series of huge jacks and cables and left resting in 30 metres of water on underwater platforms drilled into the rocky sea bed.
The 950-foot-long liner, which was carrying more than 4,000 passengers and crew, capsized and sank, killing 32 people in January 2012, after it came too close to shore and jagged rocks tore a hole in its side.
Icons impressive. Images that cause relief and sadness. The Costa Concordia after 20 months standing again 'upright' f 'off the coast of Italy.
The size of the deadliest shipwreck revealed. But for some, it's liberating.
Once successfully completed the salvage operation on the island Gillian sounded the sirens. Broke out in applause, fanfare. Chief Engineer, Nick Sloan, deified.
The Costa Concordia is not broke in half in the process. And that means that it can be towed. This business will be completed in the spring. The cruise ship that became a watery grave for 30 souls that morning of January 13, 2012 perhaps hiding other two inside. An Indian waiter and an Italian tourist are still considered missing. Their relatives are already in Tuscany.
Hope that investigations will start, will give them the hope of redemption.