IT’S ALIVE(Sort of): Time lapse video reduces 19-hour, $500mil mission to lift the Concordia to just 60 seconds

Published on September 17, 2013

It was an unprecedented 19-hour operation to wrench a 1,000ft-long liner from its side where it capsized and pull it completely upright.

And this minute-long time-lapse video reveals the impressive £500million parbuckling effort to right the Costa Concordia off the Italian island of Giglio.

Salvage experts started the rotation of the ship yesterday at around 9am, before the cruise liner was finally laid to rest on an underwater mattress today at 4am.

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