Shipwrecked Concordia declared vertical after daylong operation to right it from its side

  • Article by: FRANCES D'EMILIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 17, 2013 - 1:13 PM

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday during a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a "perfect" end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat.

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