Costa Concordia wreck refloated

Jul 14, 2014, 7:25 AM EDT
A view of the sunken ship Costa Concordia is seen the day after the last sponson is installed on the port side of the wrecked ship Costa Concordia on July 4, 2014 in Isola del Giglio, Italy.
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The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it has been resting on for the past year, salvage workers say. The wreck - the target of the one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history - is now floating about 1m (3ft) off the platform. In all, the refloating operation is expected to take six or seven days. The ship will then be towed to its home port, Genoa, where it will be scrapped.
Background:
Costa Concordia wreck raised from under-sea platform [BBC]
Costa Concordia: Wrecked cruise ship floating again, but victim still missing [CNN]

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