Success of Concordia operation a source of pride for an Italy shamed by the 2012 shipwreck

  • by: FRANCES D'EMILIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 17, 2013 - 4:25 PM

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — The extraordinary righting of the Costa Concordia from its watery Tuscan graveyard has given Italy a boost of sorely needed pride, helping erase the shame many felt after an Italian captain took the cruise ship off course in an apparent stunt, crashed it and then abandoned ship before everyone was evacuated.

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