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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BBC: Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio.

They said that the unprecedented salvage effort "reached degree zero [vertical], which was our target".

In the operation that took all of Monday and most of the night, they used cables and metal water tanks to roll the ship onto a platform.

 

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