Costa Concordia Uprighted: Pictures Of The Parbuckled Ship Off The Coast Of Tuscany [PHOTOS]

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The Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise liner that capsized off the coast of Tuscany, Italy in 2012, was raised in a 19-hour parbuckling salvage operation that was completed at 10 p.m. local time Monday (4 a.m. EDT Tuesday), according to Reuters. Parbuckling involves using leverage to right a turned-over vessel. 

The Costa Concordia ran around just outside the Giglio Harbor at Isola del Giglio, an island off the coast of Tuscany, in January 2012, resulting in 32 deaths and 64 people injured. The captain of the ship, Francesco Schettino, faces multiple charges of manslaughter and causing a shipwreck, according to the Guardian.

 

Photos have emerged of the uprighted Costa Concordia that show the extensive damage sustained by the side of the ship that remained underwater for 20 months.

Take a look at the up righted Costa Concordia and its formerly submerged side in the photos below.

Costa Concordia Harbor

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

Costa Concordia pre uprighting

Salvage crew workers are seen in front of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia after the start of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

Costa Concordia still on its side

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia lies on its side during the "parbuckling" operation next to Giglio Island Reuters

Costa Concordia

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia lies on its side next to Giglio Island Reuters

Costa Concordia harbor 2

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

Costa Concordia close up side

The damaged side of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

Costa Concordia close up 2

The damaged side of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

Costa Concordia Closeup 3

The damaged side of the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

Costa Concordia 4

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

Costa Concordia completed

The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor Reuters

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