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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Raw beef, fish and cheese trapped onboard the Costa

Experts fear the operation to salvage the stricken Costa Concordia could pollute the water as rotting food and chemicals seep out.

According to the Daily Telegraph, onboard the capsized ship there is:

  • More than 24,000lbs of fish
  • Nearly 5,500lbs of cheese
  • 1,500 gallons of ice cream in tubs
  • 24,000lbs of pasta
  • 2,000lbs of onions
  • More than 2,000 pots of jam
  • Nearly 17,000 tea bags
  • 17,000lbs of raw beef
  • Nearly 11,000 eggs
  • 2,346 hot dog buns
  • 815lbs of rabbit meat
  • More than 1,000 gallons of milk
  • 18,000 bottles of wine
  • 22,000 cans of Coca-Cola
  • 1,000 bottles of extra virgin olive oil
  • 46,000 miniature bottles of spirits

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