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Raising Of The Costa Concordia Begins

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  Original Published: 9/16/2013 Crews have started salvaging the Costa Concordia in what is expected to be a roughly 12-hour-long operation. Strong thunderstorms delayed the process of salvaging the massive cruise ship by three hours. Crews finally got to work, Monday morning, off the coast of Italy, near the island of Giglio. The massive ship ran aground and tipped over in January 2012, killing 32 passengers. Crews are using a process known as "parbuckling," where they sink portions of the ship deeper underwater before the vessel is pulled off the seabed and rotated onto giant underwater platforms. The Costa Concordia weighs bout 114,000 tons. This is the first time such a large ship has been parbuckled. Normally, a ship like this would be dismantled or torn apart with explosives, but officials say the ship is filled with toxins. Two victims are also still missing among the wreckage, a cruise waiter and a passenger.
   
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