It’s still there?! Nine things to know about the plan to salvage the Costa Concordia

Updated 12:18 PM EDT, Mon July 14, 2014

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Two and a half years after running aground in Giglio, Italy, the Costa Concordia is being re-floated

32 passengers and crew were killed when the cruise ship capsized in January 2012

Crews hope to re-float the Concordia and tow it from Giglio to the port in Genoa

Dismantling the ship could take two years; the total cost of the wreck is projected to be more than $2 billion

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It may be the biggest salvage operation in history, but no one would accuse it of being the fastest.