After 19 hours, the Costa Concordia is standing upright

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GIGLIO, ITALY – It cost almost $800 million, took about 20 months of planning and 19 hours to complete, but the sunken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is finally on her feet!

The 114,000 ton cruise ship is filled with toxic chemicals and rotten food. So up righting the ship off the coast of Giglio, Italy where it hit rocks and sunk over a year ago, was a slow and delicate project.

The Costa Concordia went under with more than 4000 people on board. 32 people were killed.

Since then, the vessel has not moved. Until this week. Now it’s sitting on some platforms, and it will ultimately be floated to a port to be dismantled. But that will take several months.

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