Costa Concordia Raised From the Sea

The two-year-long saga of the disastrous Costa Concordia cruise is nearly over. In one of the largest salvage operations in history, the ship was successfully raised from the sea and is floating off the platform near the island of Giglio that it has been resting on for the past year. It will be towed to its home port of Genoa to be scrapped after it’s raised 40 more feet in the next six or seven days. Thirty-two people were killed when the vessel hit rocks in early 2012.