It took 19 hours and over 600 million euros to rotate the wrecked cruise Costa Condordia into an upright position. The ship had been lying on its side for a year and half after it hit a reef off the coast of Italy and capsized, killing 32 people.
Italy's highest court has upheld a guilty sentence against the captain blamed for the deadly 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. Over 30 people died in the shipwreck.
Historians and recreational divers say pillaging of naval wrecks for their valuable metals is a violation of the vessels as registered war graves. But stopping it has proved extremely challenging. Julian Ryall reports.
Italy has raised from the sea floor a migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year, causing the deaths of between 700-800 people. Prime Minister Renzi has vowed to identify and bury all that were trapped on board.
Former cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino has started an appeals trial in Italy to overturn his 16-year prison sentence. The prosecution has also appealed the decision, saying Schettino deserves more jail time.
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