A view of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, flanked by the two huge tanks that were used to put it afloat, on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Monday, July 14, 2014
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Costa Concordia: CEO gives salvage update

The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform she 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.

The Concordia struck a reef off the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.

Speaking a news briefing, Costa Cruises CEO Michael Thamm said he was "very pleased" with the operation so far, but added it was unclear if the company's reputation would ever recover.

  • 14 Jul 2014
  • From the section Europe
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