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Salvaging of Costa Concordia cruise ship starts

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The operation to salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck from where it laid on a Tuscan reef started on Monday, September 16.

According to engineer Sergio Girotto, the operation started at around 9 a.m., with intricate mechanisms consisting of pulleys and counterweights being used to turn the shipwreck by 65 degrees so it can be towed to the mainland. Engineers also said the operation, known as parbuckling, will last up to 10 to 12 hours.

The Concordia cruise ship crashed on the rocky coastline of Giglio on January 13, 2012, resulting in the deaths of 32 people. The passengers and crews of the ill-fated ship were either saved by helicopters or swam to the shore. Of the 32 people who died, two bodies were still missing.

Tragically, people are injured and killed in accidents such as this all too often due to the negligence of other parties. Call 800-242-2874 today to discuss getting justice and compensation if you have been hurt or lost a loved one in such an accident in Appleton. The lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you explore your options.