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Salvage crew workers work on a side of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner outside Giglio harbour

Salvage crew workers work on a side of the capsized Costa Concordia cruise liner outside Giglio harbour September 16, 2013. Salvage engineers pushed back the start of an operation on Monday to lift the wrecked liner upright after an overnight storm interrupted preparations, officials said. The so-called "parbuckling" operation will see the ship rotated by a series of cranes and hydraulic machines, pulling the hulk from above and below and slowly twisting it upright. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME SOCIETY)

Costa Concordia salvage

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

people. (Reuters)