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Crews Try To Remove Costa Concordia Cruise Ship

11:53 AM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
  • Senior salvage master Nick Sloane talks to journalists in front of the Costa Concordia Ship wreck in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio , Monday, July 15, 2013 (AP Photo/ Michele Barbero)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • Welders work on the Costa Concordia Ship wreck in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP/Michele Barbero)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. Salvage crews are working against time to right and remove the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, which is steadily compressing down on itself from sheer weight onto its granite seabed perch off the Tuscan island of Giglio. Salvage master Nick Sloane said Monday that the Concordia has compressed some 3 meters (10 feet) since it came to rest on the rocks Jan. 13, 2012 after ramm
  • Sunbathers walk on rocks as the Costa Concordia cruiser is visible in background, in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013 (AP/Gregorio Borgia)
  • People look at the Costa Concordia cruise ship in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP/Gregorio Borgia)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • Passengers of a ferry look at the Costa Concordia cruise ship liying on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • Sunbathers walk on rocks as the Costa Concordia cruiser is visible in background, in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
  • The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan Island of Isola del Giglio, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
    
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(AP) -- Salvage crews are working against time to remove the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, which is steadily being crushed under its own weight on its granite seabed off the Tuscan island of Giglio. Officials said Monday that if this attempt fails, there won't be a second chance. Nick Sloane, the leader of the operation, said the Concordia has compressed some 3 meters (10 feet) since it came to rest on the rocks Jan. 13, 2012 after ramming a jagged reef during a publicity stunt allegedly ordered by the captain; 32 people were killed.

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