Gallery: Crews Begin to Pump 500,000 Gallons of Fuel from Costa Concord...

 

Work has begun on efforts to extract over 500,000 gallons of fuel which remain on the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner. The ship ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio on January 13th in a tragedy which claimed 32 lives – rescue efforts ceased with 15 of those individuals still unaccounted for.  Salvage crews from Dutch maritime specialist, SMIT, expect to spend the next 28 days working with Italian firm Neri to pump fuel from the vessel’s 15 tanks in an effort to reduce chances of further environmental disaster and move towards removing the cruise liner from the Mediterranean Sea.

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