Costa Concordia

Shipwreck Salvage Begins

Pier Paolo Cito / AP Photo

Italian officials recover pieces of furniture from the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy on Jan. 23, 2012.

Ten days after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy, salvage operations have begun. The same crew that raised the wreck of the Kursk Russian nuclear submarine in 2000 is inspecting the ship from the inside, while a team outside pumps oil onto a waiting barge. It will take four to six weeks to empty the fuel. Two more bodies were discovered yesterday, bringing the death toll to 15. Around 20 people are still missing.