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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

Remote control cameras feed images to Costa team

All the time remote control cameras are feeding back underwater images to eight TV screens so the 11-strong team in the barge control room can be sure the ship is responding as they expect.

Five TV cameras with five microphones have been placed on the highest deck of the Concordia; the images and sounds will be monitored during the parbuckling so engineers can make adjustments if they think the ship is twisting or straining beneath the weight of the pull on it.

So crucial is the monitoring process that as well as the floating control room a 'salvage room' has been built onshore incase of any breakdown between the Costa and those overseeing the process to right her.

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