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Raising the Concordia: A 'perfect' operation
Wrecked cruise ship successfully hoisted upright.
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With a huge platform bolted to the sea bed far below the thunderstorm which raged upon the water's surface, engineers have spent 19 hours righting the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship.

The "parbuckling" winching operation began at 9:00am on Monday, and was the largest such salvage feat of its kind. At a cost of some $800 million, the stricken liner was hauled upright onto the sea-bed with a series of huge jacks and cables.

"I think the whole team is proud of what they achieved, because a lot of people didn't think it could be done," said salvage master Nick Sloane.

Franco Porcellacchia, project manager with the Concordia's owner, Costa Crociere SpA, declared it "a perfect operation", with no environmental spill yet detected.

The Concordia crashed a into bank off Giglio Island on January 13, 2012, leaving 30 passengers dead. The bodies of two others were never found.  


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The Costa Concordia cruise ship was righted after a 19-hour hoisting operation off the coast of Isola del Giglio, Italy.



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The winching operation, known by maritime engineers as "parbuckling", has never before been performed on a boat as large as Costa Concordia.



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A close-up of the smashed side of the cruise liner after the "perfect" parbuckling operation shows the extent of the damage to the ship. Its salvage operation is expected to be the most expensive in maritime history. 



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Cruise company executive Michael Thammhas said that the Concordia salvage operation would cost 600 million euros ($801m), however, the final cost is likely to be much more.



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The Concordia crashed into a bank off Giglio Island on January 13, 2012. Of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew known to have been onboard, 30 people were killed. The bodies of two people were never found, and have been presumed dead.



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The ship will be towed from the shoreline and cut up for scrap.



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The Concordia is now standing on a horizontal platform, 30 metres below the surface. She will be buoyed by huge inflatable devices before being towed away.



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The extraordinary salvage effort was praised as "a perfect operation" by the cruise company's project manager.




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The Costa Concordia cruise ship was righted after a 19-hour hoisting operation off the coast of Isola del Giglio, Italy.

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The winching operation, known by maritime engineers as "parbuckling", has never before been performed on a boat as large as Costa Concordia.

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A close-up of the smashed side of the cruise liner after the "perfect" parbuckling operation shows the extent of the damage to the ship. Its salvage operation is expected to be the most expensive in maritime history. 

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Cruise company executive Michael Thammhas said that the Concordia salvage operation would cost 600 million euros ($801m), however, the final cost is likely to be much more.

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The Concordia crashed into a bank off Giglio Island on January 13, 2012. Of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew known to have been onboard, 30 people were killed. The bodies of two people were never found, and have been presumed dead.

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The ship will be towed from the shoreline and cut up for scrap.

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The Concordia is now standing on a horizontal platform, 30 metres below the surface. She will be buoyed by huge inflatable devices before being towed away.

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The extraordinary salvage effort was praised as "a perfect operation" by the cruise company(***)s project manager.

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Costa Concordia cruise is righted after 19 hours lifting operation in Isola del Giglio, Italy.

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Costa Concordia cruise is righted after 19 hours lifting operation in Isola del Giglio, Italy.

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The operation , called as parbuckling, has never been performed on a boat as massive as Costa Concordia before.

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The operation , called as parbuckling, has never been performed on a boat as massive as Costa Concordia before.

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The smashed side of the sank cruise liner Costa Concordia after the "perfect" parbuckling operation.

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The smashed side of the sank cruise liner Costa Concordia after the "perfect" parbuckling operation.

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A cruise company executive, Michael Thammhas said that the Concordia salvage operation cost 600 million euros ($801m), however, the cost can be larger than this figure.

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A cruise company executive, Michael Thammhas said that the Concordia salvage operation cost 600 million euros ($801m), however, the cost can be larger than this figure.

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The Concordia crashed a bank off Giglio Island on Jan. 13, 2012.The captain managed to take her near to shore.32 people killed. Two bodies were never found

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she will be towed away from the shore in the spring turn into scrapped.

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she will be towed away from the shore in the spring turn into scrapped.

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She is now standing on a platform, which is 30 meters below the water level.

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She is now standing on a platform, which is 30 meters below the water level.

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The extraordinary salvage effort reached the target, the vessel now got zero degree vertical

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The extraordinary salvage effort reached the target, the vessel now got zero degree vertical



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