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    How the Concordia will be removed

    The Costa Concordia has been half-submerged off the Italian island of Giglio since January. The following images indicate how two salvage companies intend to remove the vessel. Images courtesy of Costa Cruises; posted May 24, 2012.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    Tieback chains will prevent the Concordia from sliding further into the sea.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    The salvage companies plan to build a subsea platform that will anchor to the sea floor.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    Caissons, or watertight structures, will be fixed to the port side of the ship and initially filled with water.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    Two cranes fixed to the platform will pull the shipupright, with the help of the caissons.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    Once the ship is pulled upright, it will rest on the subsea platform.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    A second set of caissons will be fixed to the ship's starboard side.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    Then the caissons will be emptied of water and filled with air.

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    How the Concordia will be removed

    Once floated, the wreck will be towed to an Italian port, Costa said.

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