Costa Concordia pulled upright in 19-hour operation (with VIDEO)


(GIGLIO, Italy) — Salvage workers pulled the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship upright Tuesday off Tuscany, completing the complicated parbuckling in about 19 hours, the Los Angeles Times reported. Fifty-six giant pulleys slowly lifted the ship, revealing a section of hull darkened by rust and algae during 20 months underwater. After stabilizing the wreck, workers will empty its hull of water and prepare it to be towed to port, where it will be scrapped.

Click here to read the newspaper's story. To see more photos from the scene, click here. To view a Reuters time-lapse video of the operation, click here.

By Professional Mariner Staff