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Raising the Costa Concordia

NEED TO KNOW
  • Crews working to right cruise ship wreckage in Italy
  • Operation is biggest and most expensive of it's kind
  • Bodies of two victims may still be on board
A general view shows the wreck of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship near the harbour of Giglio Porto on September 16, 2013. Salvage workers attempt to raise the cruise ship today, in the largest and most expensive maritime salvage operation in history, so-called 'parbuckling', to rotated the ship by a series of cables and hydraulic machines.

Concordia passenger: No one was in charge

Concordia passenger: No one was in charge

Attorney: Captain should be last to leave ship

Attorney: Captain should be last to leave ship

Just a few hours ago, crews started the dangerous job of trying to turn the Costa Concordia right-side up.

The cruise ship ran aground in Italy nearly two years ago, killing 32 people.

FLASHBACK: Transcript: Concordia captain abandons ship

This operation is the biggest of its kind ever attempted. Usually, authorities would just take the ship apart or even blow it up, but the wreckage is full of toxic chemicals and the remains of two victims could still be inside. The whole process could take a day or two.

Keep reading: Costa Concordia passengers offered $$$

Reuters is offering a live video and audio stream of the operation: Raising the Costa Concordia

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