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Italy: OK to right shipwrecked Costa Concordia

September 15, 2013 • Business


A lighthouse is seen in front of the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. On Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 an international team of engineers is expected to try a never-before attempted strategy to set upright the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in 2012 killing 32 people. Nick Sloane, a South African who is senior salvage master of the operation, told reporters that the Concordia will suffer an “extreme amount of force” of compression in the first moments of the maneuver. Experts predict the huge cruise ship will survive the stress and allow itself to be righted. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — Authorities have given the final go-ahead for a daring attempt Monday to pull upright the crippled Costa Concordia cruise liner from its side in the waters off Tuscany, a make-or-break engineering feat that has never before Login to read more

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