Engineering teams began lifting the wrecked Costa Concordia liner
upright on Monday, the start of one of the most complex and costly
maritime salvage operations ever attempted.
The vast hulk of the 114,500 tonne cruise liner has lain on its side for
more than 20 months, dominating the tiny port in the Tuscan holiday
island of Giglio where it hit rocks on January 13, 2012, killing 32