Costa Concordia nearly fully upright

The Costa Concordia appears to be close to fully upright following a 20-hour process to shift the stricken cruise liner.

"Everything is going on according to plan," said the last operational update.

The process could be complete within a few hours. Credit: Reuters
The ship appears to be only a few degrees off horizontal. Credit: Reuters

How the parbuckling process to right the Costa works

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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.