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European Journal

Italy: A difficult salvage operation

Nine months after the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany, the salvage operation is still underway. Around 100 workers are currently battling to secure the wreck, so it can then be dragged upright.

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The salvage operation promises to be the most spectacular of its kind in the history of seafaring. The cruise ship ran aground last January, claiming the lives of 30 passengers, two more are missing and presumed dead. The accident happened after the Costa Concordia struck a rock off the island of Giglio and capsized. The ship’s captain now stands accused of manslaughter in connection with the deaths.