Wrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia raised in Italy

Sep 17, 2013, 13:47 IST | IANS/ITAR -TASS

The operation to raise the wrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia was completed Tuesday, Franco Gabrielli, the head of Italy's Civil Protection Authority, said after a 19-hour-long operation at the Italian island of Giglio

World's largest cruise liner begins to emerge from its watery grave. Pic:AFP

The ship has been put onto its platform, he said.

The ship stands upright and is able to stand on its platform. Pic: AFP

The Concordia, a 290-metre-long liner, carrying more than 4,000 passengers and crew capsized Jan 13, 2012, resulting in the loss of 32 lives, after it struck rocks at Giglio.

This is all that remains of a ship built for 7-Star luxury. Pic: AFP

The ship had remained half-submerged on a rock shelf ever since. 

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