Civil protection considering rotation of Concordia

Efforts continue to remove sunken cruise ship from Giglio

Civil protection considering rotation of Concordia

Grosseto, September 5 - By mid-September, conditions should be right for crews to begin to rotate the hull of the sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia - an important step in removing the wreckage, officials said Thursday. "After September 14 to 15, each day is good for starting the rotation of the hull of the Costa Concordia," Anna Maria Manzone, prefect of Grosseto, said Thursday after meetings with a range of civil protection, police, and city officials. Further meetings on the disposition of the partly submerged vessel are planned for Friday in Rome. Other preparations are continuing as workers begin efforts to shift the massive cruise vessel that sank in January 2012, killing 32 people. Environmental groups have been warning that the ship, which remains tangled in the rocks around Giglio Island, constitutes a national threat.

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