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 A coast guard boat sails in front of the Costa Concordia ahead of the start of the salvage operation on September 16, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work begins today to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
 A coast guard boat sails in front of the Costa Concordia ahead of the start of the salvage operation on September 16, 2013 in Isola del Giglio, Italy. Work begins today to right the stricken Costa Concordia vessel, which sank on January 12, 2012. If the operation is successful, it will then be towed away and scrapped. The procedure, known as parbuckling, has never been carried out on a vessel as large as Costa Concordia before. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

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Crews try to raise the doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.

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Crews try to raise the doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.