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Costa salvage effort complete

The Costa Concordia salvage operation has been completed, the head of Italy's civil protection authority announced. It took engineers 19 hours to raise the ship from its side.

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  1. Emma Murphy

Costa Concordia worked free of the rocks

Everything going exactly as the engineers expected on the Costa Concordia. No signs of spillage or pollution in the water nearby.

The Costa Concordia has been worked free of the rocks. It is no longer stuck.

There is no sign of either of the bodies still missing on the ship. They are not between the seabed and the hull. It is too early to say that they are not outside the ship.

Robotic cameras will be sending images back in the next few hours and the team hopes they will learn more then on the location of the missing bodies.

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