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Operation to salvage 45,000 tonnes Costa Concordia

16 October 2012 Last updated at 17:03 BST

The salvage experts who won the contract to recover the wreckage of the Costa Concordia explain how they plan to remove the ship which weighs almost 45,000 tonnes.

This video from Titan Salvage and Micoperi - presented to the Italian government - describes the operation as "the largest and most complex recovery ever attempted".