The Costa Concordia, the cruise liner which sank off the coast of
Tuscany in January 2012, will be lifted off the sea bed next week in the
most expensive maritime salvage operation ever. The huge rescue
operation to salvage the 114,000-tonne ship will take 12 hours and could
cost as much as £500m. 32 people died when the liner, which had 4,200
on board, hit rocks and ran aground off the island of Giglio last year.