Raising a shipwreck, the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, was a monumental task that has never been attempted on a ship this size before, but this morning it sits upright in the water. The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has littered the shoreline of Giglio, Italy since last January when the captain brought the ship in too close to shore for a better sight-seeing experience for his passengers. This gesture cost lives, millions of dollars and has the captain facing charges of manslaughter, according to the WebPro News on Sept. 16.
The efforts to raise this ship, which is on its side on the rocky coast, is something that the residence of this coastal town are thankful for. Not only does this monstrous heap of metal take up a good portion of the shoreline views, but it is a painful reminder of the death and the two people who were never found. As of Tuesday morning, "Fox and Friends" live report the ship is upright.
Now that the ship is sitting upright, it is safe from breaking up, which was the probable outcome for this cruise liner if she was left on her side. The ship will sit in the same location and towed out at a later date, according to Fox live today.
A local resident, Matteo Bellomo said that waking up every morning and seeing the ship, “it is terrible.” It is a grim reminder of the “people that died and to the two people they have not found,” said Bellomo. Captain Francesco Schettino was just recently released from house arrest, but he faces multiple charges of causing the shipwreck, as well as manslaughter. He is also facing charges for abandoning the ship.
For the people of Giglio, Italy, extracting the ship from their landscape is like having something causing pain finally surgically removed. They look forward to the relief that this recovery effort of the ship will provide them.