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Friday, September 13, 2013

More Costa Concordia Salvage News

As I've pointed out, the Costa Concordia saga symbolizes the drama that is Italy.

From the Globe and Mail: 

"The Costa Concordia wreck and the behaviour of its captain, who abandoned the ship ahead of many of the passengers, have been an embarrassment to Italians. But to Italy’s technology and fabrication industries, the wreck has been a source of pride.

The specialized engineering works designed to remove the Costa Concordia from a granite ledge next to the Tuscan island of Giglio will be tested in front of a global audience as early as Monday, when, weather permitting, the enormous cruise liner is to be winched upright and refloated."

Italy is a society that simultaneously produces the Mafia, Vatican and Dante. A nation of extreme points it seems.

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