September 16th, 2013
01:14 AM ET

Costa Concordia: Cruise ship to be rotated

The start of salvage operation of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that was to have begun early Monday off the coast of Italy has been delayed for about two hours because of strong thunderstorms overnight, officials said Monday.
The process of righting the ship is now expected to begin by 3 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET)
The giant vessel ran aground and tipped over in January 2012, killing 32 of the 4,200 people on board.


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  1. Mary

    What a horrible way to die. Such a big ship too.

    September 16, 2013 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Will Captain Schettino be able to watch this rotation on TV? I hope that Linea Costa doesn't hire him to supervise the operation.
    Schettino's scherzo.

    September 16, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Seriously? This is news? Oh my, stop the presses, they're gonna be 2 hours late!

    September 16, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    @chrissy. 32 people died. What if it were one of your beloved ones?
    May the Lord forgive your comment.

    September 16, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Dallas55

      What a dumb comment. There's nothing to forgive, because she wasn't talking about the dead, she was talking about the story which you with your faux outrage completely ignored the point of in your hurry to condemn someone.
      May the Lord forgive you for your judgemental post.

      September 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Ty @ Dallas55. And @ Mary, you have to know the ONLY reason they are retrieving this ship is purely for monetary reasons! Scrap value only! They aren't doing it for any human itar ian reasons at all!

    September 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    And after all these years, i would HOPE you would know me better than that to begin with!

    September 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol, ok who are you and what did you do with Mitch?

    September 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |