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Inside 60 Minutes’ Report on Salvaging the Costa Concordia

Excerpt from 60 Minutes

Sep 03, 2013 7:29 am

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Carnival likely isn’t thrilled by the continued coverage of the Concordia disaster, but until the ship is moved it will have to put up with the gawkers on shore and on the other side of the lens, too.

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Salvage crews rush for 1 chance to move Concordia. / Associated Press


By all accounts, the Costa Concordia — the half-sunken passenger liner marooned off the coast of Tuscany — is a surreal sight.

“You’ve got this giant thing that’s three football fields long sitting on a slanted mountainside underwater,” says 60 Minutes producer Rich Bonin, whose story on the Costa Concordia salvage project aired on the broadcast this week. “It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”

Twice the size of the Titanic, the ship remains in the spot where it sank about a year and half ago, and for the 60 Minutes crew, the challenge was to get our cameras as close to the hulking wreck as possible.

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