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Costa Concordia shipwreck salvaging starts

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Engineers began to salvage the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship near Giglio Island, where it has been since it crashed and killed several people in January 2012, on September 16.

The operation started at around 9 a.m. with engineers utilizing complex mechanisms consisting of pulleys and counterweights to raise the hull, allowing them to tow it to the mainland. According to the engineers, the first several hours of the operation, called parbuckling,will be crucial, and the entire operation will last up to 10 to 12 hours.

In January 13, 2012 at least 32 people were killed after the Costa Concordia cruise ship crashed into the Tuscan reef while thousands of passengers and crews were either saved by choppers or swam for their lives after many life boats failed to launch due to the severe tilting of the ship.

The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® understands how devastating it is for anyone in Madison to sustain injuries or lose a loved one due to the negligence of others, as was the case in this shipwreck. If you are going through such a situation, you might be owed compensation however. Find out more about personal injury claims and how we can help by calling (800) 242-2874 today.