Isola del Giglio

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 ramming a jagged reef during a stunt ordered by the captain that cost the lives of 32 people.

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The Costa Concordia cruise ship lies on its side in the Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio on Monday. Salvage crews are working against time to right and remove the Concordia, which is steadily compressing down on itself from sheer weight on to its granite seabed perch. Salvage master Nick Sloane said on Monday that the Concordia has compressed about 3 m since it came to rest on the rocks on January 13 2012 after ramming a jagged reef during a stunt ordered by the captain that cost the lives of 32 people.