Costa Concordia capsized in January 2012 when the captain brought the ship too close to the shore and rammed it into a reef on Giglio Island in Italy. The luxury liner drifted and then turned on its side, killing 32 people. Two of the bodies were never recovered.
For more than a year, the liner has been halfway in the water off the coast of Tuscany, an eyesore to residents and visitors of the beautiful beach and a tragic reminder of the death that came from the accident.
But with some manpower, some heavy duty tools and a 19-hour operation, the boat was pulled completely upright in one of the most daring engineering feats.
And amazingly, this is what the boat looks like now:
Let’s take a look at that side-by-side:
Water is some powerful stuff, huh?
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