Costa Concordia Salvage Plan Is Largest in History

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0  Updated at 2:00 pm, May 18th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — Work to remove the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship from the coast of Italy is set to start within days.

The American Titan Salvage will lead the $300 million removal project by first building an underwater platform and righting the ship with cranes and air-filled balloons before towing it away.

Titan Salvage Spokesperson Captain Rich Habib calls the removal project unprecedented.

“It’s the largest re-float in history, but we think it’s entirely possible and we think we’re going to be successful,” he said.

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