Watch Concordia time-lapse

THE most expensive maritime salvage operation in history was successfully carried out this week, with the slanted hull of the Costa Concordia finally lifted from its watery grave of 20-months off the coast of Giglio, Italy. The operation lasted for 19 hours, running through the entirety of Mon this week and well into the evening, with cables used to hoist the ship and tanks that filled with water assisting in restabilising it once it reached “zero degrees”. BBC News has released spectacular timelapse footage capturing the entire 19-hour operation in a ...
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