Salvaging the Costa Concordia is fraught with risk
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The Globe and Mail
Getting the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which went aground a year ago, to float again will cost $400-million and is so risky that even the person in charge is placing odds of only 70 per cent that it will succeed. Failure could lead to an environmental disaster in the pristine waters that are a prime tourism destination. A look at how the ship will be raised – and what could go wrong