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The Costa Concordia was finally pulled upright in the early hours this morning after salvage teams worked through the night in a painstaking 19-hour operation to right the stricken cruise liner.
Does anyone know if its going to be scrapped or rebuilt?
The £500million salvage effort is said to be the largest in maritime history, but there will be no saving the £370million liner - destined for the scrapyard
The Concordia is expected to be floated away from Giglio in the spring and turned into scrap.
Okay so here we are In ocean ...build a huge Cradle to sit this thing on in a upright position....attach huge ballasts to it....and are going to float it....There should be no doubt what man can do....I rate this feat of engineering well and beyond anything we have done to this day.
is the guy in your avatar a pic of you? i mean, are you the guy in your avatar?
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However (and sorry for putting a dampener on this truly astounding piece of engineering) why did they bother? The salvage operation has so far cost more than the ship cost to build.