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Engineers raise wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia from sea

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Engineers completed this week the refloating of the wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground off Giglio island in January 2012.

On Monday, engineers pumped air into 30 sponsons, large metal boxes, attached around the hull of the 114,500 ton vessel which raised it two meters off an under-sea platform.

The vessel was then heaved by tug boats from the shore.

It will be towed to Genoa to be broken up for scrap.