Giglio islanders watch Costa Concordia salvage attempt

Giglio islanders have turned out to watch the removal of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from their shoreline, almost two years after it capsized there.

Giglio islanders watch as a team attempt to right the capsized Costa Concordia. Credit: Reuters
The Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Italy nearly two years ago. Credit: Reuters

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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.