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Engineers Begin Righting Wrecked Cruise Ship

Mon, September 16, 2013 8:00am

Story by David Greene




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The Costa Concordia is lying on its side in shallow waters off the west coast of Italy. It struck a reef 20 months ago when the captain steered too close to land. Thirty-two people died. On Monday, the task is to begin to slowly rotate the ship to an upright position, using a complex system of chains and underwater platforms and cables.

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