Crane replaces rock that hit Costa Concordia cruise ship

7 February 2013

One year after the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia wreckage, victims' relatives watched as a crane lowered part of a rock that was removed from the hull of the ship into the water.

Two Effer marine cranes 200000 on the Voe Earl platform have been nearby the shores of the Giglio island, Tuscany, for months for the removal of the shipwrecks. The cranes put the rock into the sea during the one-year anniversary ceremony. The rock had been torn from the ship during the collision and remained stuck in the hull for almost one year.

The Costa Concordia ran aground at Giglio island in January 2012, killing 32 people. The ship, with 4,252 people from all over the world on board, was on the first leg of a cruise around the Mediterranean Sea starting from Lazio when the ship hit a reef.