Raising the Concordia

Attempt to right Costa Concordia begins: In one of the great tragedies of the Cruise industry, The Costa Concordia (owned by Carnival Cruise Lines) capsized when it struck a reef of the coast of Italy on January 13th, 2012 killing 32 people. Today, crews are working to remove the wrecked ship from the reef and are in search of the bodies that were never recovered. The captain is on trial for man slaughter. Today, I’m marveling at the engineering prowess being demonstrated as the ship is being rotated and lifted.